Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein

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


Should ‘The Purge: Election Year’ be named ‘The Purge: Rhode Island’?

A not-so-scary scene from “The Purge: Election Year.”

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The new film, which comes out this summer, was shot almost entirely in Rhode Island, which means the scary scenes might look a little too familiar.

Johnny Depp as Donald Trump.

Johnny Depp plays Donald Trump in mockumentary

Depp stars in the new mocumentary “Funny or Die Presents Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie.”

Berklee trumpeter Arnetta Johnson performing with Beyoncé at the Super Bowl.


Berklee musician Johnson plays with Beyoncé at Super Bowl

Trumpeter Arnetta Johnson said of her Super Bowl experience, “I’ve just never seen that many people at once.”


// Jason Rohrer’s video games might make you cry

Rohrer’s games are artsy; his popular 2007 game “Passage” is featured in the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.


// Jimmy Kimmel finds ally in feud with Matt Damon

The talk show host and guest Alicia Vikander bonded Tuesday night over Kimmel’s bitterest enemy of all.