Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein

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

Harry and the Potters bring Yule Ball to the Middle East

PHotos by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff

The national act born in Massachusetts had its 10th annual Yule Ball show at the Middle East in Cambridge this weekend.

Jon Bon Jovi (and Brian Grazer?) in a Pats pic

The Patriots tweeted a photo of Bob Kraft, Jon Bon Jovi, and Bill Belichick from the Jets game in New Jersey on Sunday.

Martin Freeman appears in a scene from the film,

‘The Hobbit’ wins weekend at the box office

Peter Jackson’s ‘‘Hobbit’’ finale went out on top at the box office, debuting with $56.2 million over the weekend.

People love Mindy Kaling and Chris Messina

Boston’s own Mindy Kaling and her “The Mindy Project” co-star won Onscreen TV Couple of the Year at the People Magazine Awards.

It’s a homecoming for new ICA curator

The Institute of Contemporary Art announced Monday that it has a new senior curator, Dan Byers.

Girl talk

“The estrogen has now hit critical mass!” Actress Kristen Bell, on Twitter, announcing the birth of her second daughter, Delta Bell Shepard



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..