Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein

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

Names

Johnny Depp pledges to promote ‘Black Mass’

Johnny Depp (left) as James “Whitey” Bulger, in a scene from “Black Mass.”

Warner Bros.

The star usually doesn’t do a lot of press for his films, but says he’ll play ball this time.

The moderators of @IGBoston (from left) Brian McWilliams, Kathryn Riley, Ash Heath, and Mic L. Angelo posed among the prints at their exhibition at General Assembly.

Names

At @IGBoston show, tiny images became big

Instagram photos were displayed in an industrial basement space at General Assembly.

Comedian Jen Kirkman will play Sept. 2 at the Sinclair in Cambridge.

Names

Jen Kirkman gets love from the hometown fans

After Kirkman tweeted about lackluster ticket sales for her Sept. 2 show, fans responded.

John Lasseter at “The Science Behind Pixar” exhibit at the Museum of Science.

Names

Pixar chief John Lasseter enjoys fruits of his labor

Lasseter toured the Museum of Science’s exhibit, “The Science Behind Pixar,” and gave it two thumbs up.

Movies

Above: co-director and climber Jimmy Chin during the attempt to climb Mount Meru, in the Himalayas.

Movie Review

‘Meru’ offers a mountain high

The movie is filmed with such grandeur and intimacy that attempting to figure out how they made the incredible shots almost spoils them.