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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.

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Conan O’Brien talks success at Sanders Theatre

By , Globe Staff

“It’s about working hard and being kind to other people. I really believe that,” he said.

Quote of the day: Justin Bieber

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- Justin Bieber, singer, explaining why he considers God his best friend. - Justin Bieber, singer, explaining why he considers God his best friend.

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Cornel West: Beyoncé is no Aretha Franklin

By , Globe Staff

Former Harvard professor Cornel West said Beyoncé can move, Aretha Franklin needed only a microphone to thrill an audience.

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Black Lives Matter activists at Emerson

By , Globe Staff

Opal Tometi, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, and Janaya Khan, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto, spoke to college kids at the Paramount Center.