Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein

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

Obama may be returning to Chilmark

U.S. President Barack Obama rides alongside his daughter Malia during their family vacation on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts in this August 23, 2011 file photo. Both Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are likely to spend little of the summer in their vacation homes as the two campaigns strategize to shape their candidate's image. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)


It appears the president may once more be staying in Chilmark during the first family’s annual summer sojourn on Martha’s Vineyard.

Patrick Cook, executive director of public affairs at Middlesex Commmunity College, interviewed Robert Redford as part of the college’s celebrity forum Wednesday night.


Robert Redford speaks in Lowell

The celebrated actor-director was the guest at the Middlesex Community College Celebrity Forum Wednesday.


Sienna Miller in Quincy on ‘Black Mass’ set

Passersby said the crew filmed the Bulger arrest scene on Tuesday. Johnny Depp was spotted on location wearing a white bucket hat.


Got a Boston accent? ‘Ted 2’ wants you

Boston Casting had an open call for “tough guy types, like the guys you find in Revere, Eastie, Southie, etc.”


Television Review

Mia Maestro as Nora Martinez in “The Strain,” a new series based on books written by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan.

FX’s ‘The Strain’ raises the ick factor

The horror-disaster-supernatural mashup thriller is captivating, though most assuredly not for the squeamish.