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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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Trading songs for two-letter words

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein , Globe Staff

Fans of Stephin Merritt filled the Brattle Theatre for the singer-songwriter’s book-signing.

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Calderwood Pavilion marks 10 years with party

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein , Globe Staff

The crowd featured many big names, including former Mayor Tom Menino.

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Pats’ wives, girlfriends lend a hand in Southie

By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein , Globe Staff

Players’ wives and girlfriends dropped by Julie’s Family Learning program to volunteer.

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Herald cartoonist apologizes for ‘naive’ reference

By Andy Rosen , Globe Staff

Jerry Holbert apologized for what many readers perceived as a racist jab at the president.