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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.

Latest stories

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Taylors honored by United Way

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The former Globe publisher and his wife received the Tocqueville Society Award at Gillette Stadium.

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‘House of Cards’ author starts two-week residency at Tufts

By Kaitlyn Locke , Globe Correspondent

Michael Dobbs, who was a political adviser to Margaret Thatcher, is an executive producer of Netflix’s “House of Cards.”

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The ‘Seinfeld’ J. Peterman talks politics

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Actor John O’Hurley says being a Trump supporter in Hollywood isn’t easy.

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Berklee pays tribute to Bill Frisell and Michael Gibbs

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The guitarist and the composer each received honorary degrees during a concert at the college.