Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein

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

Names

Eire Pub marks 50 years in business

The celebration at the Eire Pub.

Bill Brett for The Boston Globe

The Dot pub has hosted presidents and countless other dignitaries looking for an unpretentious watering hole.

Television

Game on

Gaming’s summer of rage

Those who don’t follow gaming closely missed a big, loud, embarrassing controversy that ate up a big chunk of this summer.