Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein

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


Boston Calling announces lineup

Among the planned performers for the late-summer version of Boston Calling are Paul Westerberg (pictured) and a reconstituted version of his band the Replacements, teen pop phenom Lorde, rapper Nas, the Roots and Childish Gambino.

A terrific mix of classic and contemporary artists and genres will be featured at the late-summer edition of the music festival known as Boston Calling.


Gisele Bundchen sings for UNICEF

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen has recorded a version of the Blondie song “Heart of Glass” and is making it availablie on iTunes to benefit UNICEF.


Rita Moreno talks Lopez before heading to Boston

The 82-year-old “West Side Story” star discussed her GLAAD awards appearance with Jennifer Lopez before traveling to Boston.


The MFA wants you to name these dogs

The two life-size bronze great danes that now reside in the Museum of Fine Arts’s Calderwood Courtyard are looking for names.


A frosty beverage for Marathon winners

Before departing Boston, Marathon winners meb Keflezighi and Rita Jeptoo stopped by the House of Blues, site of the official post-Marathon party.


Vinh Nuegen in the documentary “In Country,” directed by Mike Attie and Meghan O’Hara, which will be screened at Independent Film Festival Boston.

The pitch that landed ‘In Country’ at IFFB

Camden International Film Festival looks at pitch sessions as training for new filmmakers. For the audience, it lifts the veil off the creative process.


Television Review

Billy Bob Thornton plays Lorne Malvo, a man who creates chaos for everyone with whom he comes in contact.

FX’s ‘Fargo’ draws inspiration from its namesake in all the best ways

This new drama is another story set in the frozen world of the original film, with the same sense of menace, desolation, humor, and, of course, fun with those “aw jeez” accents.