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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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Ann Landers’s daughter wants fake account removed from Twitter

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The account bashes capitalism.

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Foo Fighters to play Fenway Park next summer

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When the band first played at the ballpark in 2015, frontman Dave Grohl was recovering from a broken leg and had to sit down for the two-hour, 35-minute set.

How an Arlington author got a million-dollar book deal

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Whitney Scharer’s debut novel, “The Age of Light,” was bought for more than $1 million after a bidding war involving a dozen publishers.

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Todd English reportedly accused of sexually harassing waitress

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According to The New York Daily News, a server has filed a complaint in a Manhattan court claiming she was harassed by the chef at his Todd English Food Hall in New York.