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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

Celts take kids to Canobie Lake Park

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The annual outing benefits the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

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Dropkick Murphys reenact Malcolm Butler’s goal line INT

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Best of all, the band did it on the Seahawks’ home field.

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Scott Brown gets some culture down under

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The former Massachusetts senator goes to the ballet.

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Isaiah Thomas won’t be taking a knee during the national anthem

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The Celtics guard says athletes should do what they believe is right, but that he plans on standing during the playing of the “Star-Spangled Banner” before games.