Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein

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

At Super Bowl Media Day, the Pats are good sports

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski answered questions during media day for Super Bowl XLIX on Jan. 27 in Phoenix, Ariz.

AP Photo/David J. Phillip

Ah, Media Day, when the two Super Bowl combatants submit to inane questions.


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


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.