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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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UFC boss Dana White is a big tipper

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His largesse stunned the staff at Empire Asian Restaurant & Lounge in the Seaport.

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Watch your back, Stephen Gostkowski

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Lexi Solder kicks a field goal for charity.

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Pearl Jam website accidentally leaks — then deletes — dates of Fenway shows

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A report says the band will play at the ballpark on Sept. 2 and 4.

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In recovery, Nan Goldin calls on Harvard to reject money from family tied to OxyContin

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The celebrated photographer, who’s been drug-free for 10 months, is taking on the Sackler family.