Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein

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


Robert Pinsky dances at the ‘Colbert Report’ after party

From left: Charlie Rose, Samantha Power, Michael Stipe and James Franco on “The Colbert Report” finale.

Comedy Central

On stage at “The Colbert Report” finale was BU professor and former US poet laureate Robert Pinsky.

Scott Allen Jarrett leads the orchestra and soprano Sonja DuToit Tengblad during the “Christmas Cantata.’’

Music REview

Handel and Haydn offers a ‘Bach Christmas’ present

The Back Bay Chorale music director spanned the globe for seasonal sounds in the Handel & Haydn Society’s annual “Bach Christmas” concert.

From left: Cordaro Rodriguez, Micah Christian, Kendall Ramseur, and Mason Morton of Sons of Serendip.


BU’s Sons of Serendip drop a holiday single

The peaceful holiday classic, “O Holy Night,” is an apt choice from a quartet that made its name singing tearjerkers.

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban


Mavs owner Mark Cuban trades for Rondo at Colbert show

Cuban finalized the trade while backstage at The Colbert Report finale, according to Keith Olbermann.


Bill Nye the sandwich guy

Before his appearance at the Wilbur Theatre last week, the educator/TV host received a club sandwich from Pauli’s.



Film programmer Nancy Campbell’s top docs

The Independent Film Festival Boston programmer has seen a lot of documentaries. Here are three of her favorites..