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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.

Latest stories

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New England Mobile Book Fair owner mulling options

By , Globe Staff

Officials in a number of towns are wooing the book seller, which is getting booted from its 32,000-square-foot Newton warehouse.

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Casey Affleck is now in the tabloid crosshairs

By , Globe Staff

Since he won the Oscar, the younger Affleck is suddenly a favorite of celebrity websites.

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John Mayer learned about music, not love, at Berklee

By , Globe Staff

The singer apparently missed Relationships 101 during his two semesters in Boston.

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With revenues down, New England Mobile Book Fair moving out of longtime home

By , Globe Staff

“Revenues have been dropping year after year, and we’ve got to do something,” said the owner.