Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein

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


President Obama lunches at Area Four

The scene at Area Four during President Obama’s visit to the restaurant.


Obama ordered the restaurant’s mushroom fontina pizza — “he ate it all,” said co-owner Michael Krupp.

Comedy Central announced that South African comedian Trevor Noah has been selected to become the next host of “The Daily Show.”

Matthew Gilbert

With Noah, ‘Daily Show’ is keeping it fresh

Comedy Central’s decision to name Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart’s successor is thrilling, largely because we know so little about Noah.


Taylor Swift strums up support for Madonna

Part-time Rhode Islander Taylor Swift surprised the audience at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards by backing Madonna during her performance.

Doc Rivers.


Doc Rivers dines at Scampo

The Los Angeles Clippers coach told reporters he likes to come back to Boston because he eats for free in the Hub.


Brookline teen gets call to play in Cliburn competition

Amir Siraj will be one of 24 young pianists in the world who’ll compete in the inaugural Cliburn International Junior Piano Competition.


Pyara celebrates its new location

The Harvard Square-area pampering spot had a live yoga demonstration, an artist drawing the yogi’s picture, and foodie treats.

Left to right: Head of the International School of Boston Richard Blumenthal, Chair of the Board of Trustees Beth Ann Dahan, and Consul General of France Fabien Fieschi.


Bonding over Bond at school benefit

Lycée International de Boston, also known as the International School of Boston, had a James Bond-themed gala at the State Room over the weekend.