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Mark Shanahan

Mark Shanahan writes a daily column focused on entertainment and pop culture, and longer pieces about folks in the fields of music, movies, literature, and the arts generally. He has been at the Boston Globe since 2003 and before that at the Portland Press Herald, where he was a political reporter and a features writer. He grew in western Mass., where his father was the editor of a local newspaper, and he developed a keen interest in news and storytelling. He attended Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. He is married with two fantastic children, Julia and Beckett.

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Gisele is ‘a rock star for a day’

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Tom Brady’s better half posted a photo of herself with a guitar on Instagram Tuesday.

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Belichick smiles (sort of) in magazine profile pics

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The Pats coach and longtime girlfriend Linda Holliday are featured in Nantucket’s N Magazine.

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Mass. series, based on Stephen King stories, lands Oscar-winning star

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Hulu plans to film a TV series, “Castle Rock,” in the Bay State. Now we know who’ll star in the J.J. Abrams-produced show.

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Serena Williams, pregnant and nude on Vanity Fair, takes high road with McEnroe

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She’s not even playing and people still only want to talk about Serena Williams — especially her new Vanity Fair cover shoot.