Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein

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

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Bundchen in Paris while Brady suffers defeat

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Gisele Bundchen was at Paris Fashion Week when husband Tom Brady was pulled from Monday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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‘Orange is the New Black’ author at UMass Lowell

Piper Kerman, the Smith College grad whose memoir, “Orange Is the New Black,” inspired the hit Netflix series, spoke Tuesday at UMass Lowell.

Nicholas Braun (left) and Chris McCoy.

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‘Good Kids’ director Chris McCoy glad to be home

Writer-director Chris McCoy’s first feature film, “Good Kids,” was inspired by his teenage years in Falmouth.

Among the honorees Tuesday night at Harvard were (clockwise from top left) congressman John Lewis and singer Harry Belafonte, Oprah Winfrey, and filmmaker Steve McQueen.

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Oprah Winfrey among those honored with DuBois Medal

An eclectic crowd of entertainers, academics, and influential politicians gathered Tuesday at Sanders Theatre to receive the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal.