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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Boston Medical Center does fashion for a cause

By , Globe Staff

Boston Medical Center hosted its annual Catwalk for BMC Cancer Care, a fashion show at the State Room benefiting the hospital’s cancer programs.

Quote of the day: Katherine Heigl


- Katherine Heigl, actress, announcing her first pregnancy.- Katherine Heigl, actress, announcing her first pregnancy.


Director Kathryn Bigelow set to shoot movie in Boston

By , Globe Staff

Still without a name, the film has been described as a true crime drama based on a script by Mark Boal, who like Bigelow won an Oscar for “The Hurt Locker.”


Ben Affleck on his rant on Bill Simmons’s show: ‘One of my favorite interviews’

By , Globe Staff

Affleck was not inclined to apologize for his gratuitously profane performance on Bill Simmons’ new show.