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.

Latest stories


Red Sox spreading holiday cheer

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Brock Holt and Deven Marrero took part in the Great Dog Rescue at Suffolk University; Robby Scott, Brian Johnson, and others visited Boston Children’s Hospital.


Tom Brady’s lifestyle brand is now an app

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The TB12 method is now on your smartphone - but it’s not cheap.

What Boston band whose LP rhymes with ‘aurora borealis’ is playing Geek Bowl?

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The trivia extravaganza is at Agganis Arena Feb. 17.


Hobbled Hayward talks to teens at Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston

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The Celtics star is recovering from a gruesome leg injury but is feeling better enough to get out and about these days.