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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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Jill Biden in Boston to tout efforts to fight cancer

By , Globe Staff

The vice president’s wife was here as part of the White House’s “Cancer Moonshot” initiative.

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Channel 5’s Jack Harper signs off on Friday

By , Globe Staff

Harper, who has spent 33 years at the station, is retiring to spend more time with his wife and three children.

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Obamas headed back to the Vineyard (again) this summer

By , Globe Staff

The US Coast Guard informed officials that the president would return, but did not mention a date.

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Robert Brustein among honorees at Actors’ Shakespeare Project gala

By , Globe Staff

The American Repertory Theater’s founding artistic director and four others were feted at the Royal Sonesta Hotel.