Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein

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

Names

Bringing science to the people in Provincetown

From left: Eugene Mirman, Scott Adsit, David Gallo, and Bill Nye address the crowd in Provincetown.

Photos by Julia Cumes for the Boston Globe

WBUR hosted a live installment of the Neil deGrasse Tyson’s science radio show, “StarTalk,” in Provincetown.

Names

Kevin Bacon on the scene for ‘Black Mass’

Johnny Depp is gone, but behold Kevin Bacon. The actor is in Boston shooting scenes for the Whitey Bulger movie.

Names

‘The Leftovers’ picks up viewers

Despite the unremarkable ratings of the debut episode, “The Leftovers” has apparently found its audience.

From left: Guillermo del Toro, Carlton Cuse, and Chuck Hogan discuss “The Strain” in Beverly Hills.

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New TV vampire series ‘The Strain’ has local connections

Award-winning “The Town” author and “The Strain” co-creator Chuck Hogan went to Canton High School and Boston College.

Television

Adam Butcher documented his 13-year quest to develop “Tobias and the Dark Sceptres” in the seven-minute film “The Game That Time Forgot.”

Adam Butcher, a young game developer

Butcher documented his 13-year quest to develop “Tobias and the Dark Sceptres” in the seven-minute film “The Game That Time Forgot.”