Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein

Mark and Meredith write the Names column for The Boston Globe.

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Former Times editor Jill Abramson speaks at BU

Jill Abramson and David Carr focused on the proliferation of media and journalism’s changing landscape.

Josh Reynolds/Boston Globe

The former executive editor of the New York Times lost her spot on the masthead in an abrupt shakeup last spring.

Actress Amy Poehler

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Former teacher preps for sitdown with Amy Poehler

The comedy queen will chat with her old Burlington High School teacher about Poehler’s new memoir, “Yes, Please.”

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Rob Gronkowski, Shane Vereen help Ellie Fund at Hard Rock

The event helped raise money for Comcast SportsNet’s telecast for the Ellie Fund’s Do Good Campaign.

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Oliver Stone visits Lesley University

The Oscar-winning filmmaker was at Lesley University with historian Peter Kuznick to talk about their Showtime series.

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Tom Cotter entertains at National Braille Press gala

The comedian and Providence native provided the entertainment at the annual event.

John and Diane Foley with Ross Kauffman at the New Hampshire Film Festival.

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New Hampshire Film Festival ends with Foley tribute

The New Hampshire Film Festival wrapped in Portsmouth Sunday with a tribute to the N.H. journalist killed by Islamic State militants in August.

Television

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Where gamers and a Grecian urn might meet

“Elegy for a Dead World” — set to be released early next year — stands out because it breaks most of the rules of what we think of as a “game.”