Mark Shanahan

Shanahan writes primarily for the Living/Arts section. He covers the comings and goings of Boston’s celebrity class in the newspaper's daily “Names” column, and also writes feature profiles of actors, authors, rock stars, and filmmakers.

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Noah Baumbach’s career arc

By , Globe Staff

Baumbach’s previous films have been funny, but, even he will acknowledge, not so deliberately as “While We’re Young.”

Quote of the day: Shailene Woodley


“I’ve eaten ants and that was great. And June bugs, that was great. I think the future of food is in insects, so we’ll see what happens.”

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‘Mad Men’ props headed to the Smithsonian


Jon Ham, joined cast members and show creator Matthew Weiner at the National Museum of American History on Friday.


Dr. Bert Zarins welcomes Latvian presidential candidate

By , Globe Staff

The longtime Mass. General Hospital orthopedic surgeon hosted a reception for Latvian presidential candidate Martins Bondars.