Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein

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

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Joan Jonas to present new video at Venice Biennale

Joan Jonas (center) was selected as the US Representative at the Venice Biennale in May.

Katherine Taylor for The Boston Globe

The MIT List Visual Arts Center has released some details about what professor emerita Joan Jonas will bring to the 56th Venice Biennale in July.

Movies

Movie review

‘The Age of Adaline’: Sweet (or too sweet)?

Blake Lively’s high-concept romantic drama plays like some Nicholas Sparks stab at the fantastical melancholy of “Benjamin Button.”

Television

Television review

Showtime’s ‘Happyish’: Midlife in the age of Twitter

As “Mad Men” prepares to leave the air, Showtime’s “Happyish” is here to offer us a far more sarcastic and pessimistic tour of the world of advertising.