Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein

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

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Before snow, Boston chefs gather for ‘Sun WineFest’

A bunch of big Boston chefs had quality time during Mohegan Sun’s “Sun WineFest” over the weekend.

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Rhode Island’s Olivia Culpo, Nick Jonas visit Miss Universe Pageant

Miss Universe 2012 and former Boston Youth Symphony cellist Olivia Culpo brought boyfriend Nick Jonas to the Miami pageant on Sunday.

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Boston University grads nab honors at SAG awards

BU grad Uzo Aduba from “Orange is the New Black” and ‘83 grad Julianne Moore took home awards.

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Sarah Silverman brings ‘I Smile Back’ to Sunance

The Bedford, N.H., native was stunning at the afterparty for her Sundance Film Festival movie “I Smile Back.”

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Before Boston, Jennifer Lawrence honors Lionsgate CEO

Jennifer Lawrence, who should be arriving in Boston any day now to film “Joy,” spoke at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Of America Awards.

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Bianca de la Garza and friends celebrate ‘Bianca Unanchored’

The former WCVB-TV Channel 5 anchor celebrated the launch of her new show at Stella in the South End on Saturday night.

Television

Samira Wiley (left) in “Orange Is the New Black.”

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On TV, dramatic acting is flourishing

For decades, TV acting was considered the garish cousin to film and theater acting. There was little of the development that is now a highlight of great TV dramas.