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

Making a diorama of a 19th-century North Shore railroad has consumed this man’s life

By , Globe Staff

Todd Gieg has mostly eschewed his day job to construct a hyper-realistic replica of a long-forgotten narrow-gauge passenger railroad and the seaside towns it rolled through.

In wake of famed artist Robert Indiana’s death, a tangle of allegations

By , Globe Staff

The artist’s estate is snared in allegations involving fraud, forgery, theft, and elder abuse.

Jill Abramson says she will address plagiarism accusations in book

By , Globe Staff

The Harvard lecturer’s “Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts’’ has had a rocky launch.

New book by former New York Times editor Jill Abramson sparks online chatter

By , Globe Staff

“Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts” has drawn intense attention.