Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein

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


Boston Comic Con kicks off with a night at Fenway

Actor Manu Bennett (left) met his character Deathstroke, played by Brian Anderson, at the Boston Comic Con Night at Fenway Park on Thursday.

Kayana Szymczak for the Boston Globe

At the pre-game party at Fenway Park, excited fans came out to meet some of the VIPs who will appear at the convention.


Promising new ‘Black Mass’ trailer is out

“Black Mass” released a new trailer that shows Johnny Depp looking exceedlingly malevolent as the the notorious South Boston mobster.


// Veruca Salt drops by RadioBDC

Veruca Salt’s Nina Gordon and Louise Post stopped by the RadioBDC studio at The Boston Globe Thursday and played a few songs.


// Jenny Slate takes over BUST

The Milton comedian-actress is on the August/September cover of Bust magazine. The comedian-actress took over the publication’s Instagram.


BLO to stage Philip Glass at Cyclorama

Boston Lyric Opera’s fall production of Philip Glass’s “In the Penal Colony” will be performed at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts.


// Valerie Harper resting after falling ill in Maine

Actress Valerie Harper is recovering in York Hospital in Maine after becoming ill Wednesday night at the Ogunquit Playhouse.


// Cecily Strong won’t say much about ‘Ghostbusters’

Cecily Strong has refused to tell media outlets about her role in the reboot of “Ghostbusters,” which has been filming around Boston this summer.


Gisele Bundchen getting cosmetic surgery in Paris?

The New York Post published a photo it claims is Gisele Bundchen wearing a burqa on her way to getting cosmetic surgery in Paris.