Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein

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


Cary Elwes brings his ‘Bride’ to Brattle

Josh Reynolds/Boston Globe

Actor Cary Elwes flashed a swoony grin during his visit to the Brattle Theatre on Friday night.


Slate’s Culture Gabfest coming to Wilbur

Slate Editor Julia Turner, who’s from Boston, will be home for the live taping of Slate’s Culture Gabfest podcast at the Wilbur on Monday.

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea with “Low Down” production supervisor Amy Green (left) and film co-writer Amy Albany.


Flea talks ‘Low Down’ at New Hampshire Film Festival

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist and occasional actor Flea was one of the special guests at the New Hampshire Film Festival.

From left: Boston Bruins wives Stephanie Bergeron, Krissy Kelly, Katrina Marchand, and Naomi Krejci.


A sweet evening at Storybook Ball gala

Saturday night’s Storybook Ball benefit for the MassGeneral Hospital for Children had a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory theme.

From left: Matt McCoy, Ethel Kennedy, Bill Murray, and Steny Hoyer.


Bill Murray hits the links in Hyannisport

Murray was in the annual Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights golf event.


game on

Where gamers and a Grecian urn might meet

“Elegy for a Dead World” — set to be released early next year — stands out because it breaks most of the rules of what we think of as a “game.”