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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 19, 2017, file photo, chef Mario Batali attends an awards event in New York. The New York Police Department is investigating allegations of sexual misconduct leveled celebrity chef Mario Batali. The NYPD confirmed the probe following a “60 Minutes” broadcast Sunday, May 20, 2018, in which an unnamed woman accused Batali of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 2005. Batali issued a statement denying he assaulted the woman. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)

Famed chef Mario Batali’s Vegas Strip restaurants will close

The move came days after police in New York confirmed an investigation into a woman’s claim on ‘‘60 Minutes’’ that Batali drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2005.

names -- Pamela Franks has been named director of the William College Museum of Art, in Williamstown. (Handout)


Williams College names new museum director

Pamela Franks, senior deputy director and curator of modern and contemporary art at Yale University Art Gallery, was chosen.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston the week of May 28-June 1

Historic New England Open House, Arlington Greek Festival, John Hodgman, and more.

Style Watch

Bringing the cozy factor to a Lexington Colonial’s kitchen

Dressing up a kitchen alcove with a pretty banquette makes all the difference.

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Into the tossed, uncharted waters of turning 40

Pamela Druckerman’s new book is “There Are No Grown-Ups: A Midlife Coming-of-Age Story.”


Author prefers books that pass the test of time

Rachel Kushner’s latest novel is “The Mars Room.’’

Congo says confirmed Ebola cases have reached 30; 8 deaths

Congo’s fight to rein in a deadly Ebola outbreak has authorities crossing the border to buy up available thermometers, a World Health Organization official said, as the health ministry on Thursday announced that confirmed cases had reached 30, including eight deaths.

China says no reason found for US staffer’s sonic condition

No explanation has yet been found for a U.S. government employee’s report of abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, China said Thursday, as the incident in southern Guangzhou city recalled the experiences of illness-stricken American diplomats in Cuba.

The capsule could eventually be used in people to find signs of ulcers or disease.

Swallowed capsule could spot trouble, send alert

The capsule was tested in pigs and correctly detected signs of bleeding, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reported Thursday in the journal Science.

Connections | Magazine

Dad taught me the art of negotiating when I was just a kid

Buying, fixing up, and selling small boats with Dad helped me learn skills I still use today.

love letters

She’s e-mailed more than 350 men

I have e-mailed more than 350 men on the dating site to spark some interest, and nothing ever happens.

Quick Bites

Whole Heart Provisions brings ‘fresh veggies and good vibes’ to Cambridge

Here you’ll find lick-the-bowl-delicious veggie plates from Rebecca Arnold and business partner James DiSabatino.


Tables: CommonWealth Kitchen comes to Kendall Square, and Sullivan’s Castle Island opens a mainland outpost

Restaurant news you can use.

Framingham’s Springdale Beer and Kentucky’s Against the Grain Brewery have collaborated on the release of Any IPA.


The message is clear: They’re making light of the cloudy IPA haze craze

Framingham’s Springdale Beer and Kentucky’s Against the Grain Brewery collaborated on the release of Any IPA, an India Pale Ale that’s nearly as see-through as water.


Jane Taylor’s glittery jewelry attracts stars

Amherst company specializes in vivid gemstones with rainbow color schemes in earrings, stackable rings, and necklaces.

FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

Federal health officials warned parents Wednesday about the dangers of teething remedies that contain a popular numbing ingredient and asked manufacturers to stop selling their products intended for babies and toddlers.

Paul Simon performs during the Global Citizen Festival in New York in February.

book review

Songs of insecurity and of experience

A mixed but textured and in depth look at the life and work of Paul Simon.

Harvard students at the 2017 commencement.

Get Smart

Most Harvard seniors say they will make $70,000 right out of college

That’s not all: About one-fifth of this year’s graduates expect to make $90,000 or more.

Love Letters

My boyfriend said he was vegetarian like me. His fridge revealed the truth

He lied about other things, too. Do I trust my gut on this one?

Nitro Bar, a cafe (pictured), shares space with Dash Bicycles.

Providence is bursting with new things to see, do, and eat

Providence is a few cities rolled into one.

At Casa Olea, the breakfast buffet offers local meats and cheese, eggs, pan con tomate (tomato puree spooned onto bread), homemade preserves, and pastries.

From ruin to castle in rural Spain (and you can eat like royalty, too)

Opening a business in such a rural spot in Spain was so risky that most banks in the region wouldn’t offer British innkeepers Tim and Claire Murray-Walker a thing. And then one finally did.

Greg Hill (left) with his children Breese and Julia at The Den, a stadium in Bermondsey, south of London, that is home to Millwall Football Club.

The VIP Lounge with WAAF’s Greg Hill

We caught up with the philanthropist and veteran disc jockey to talk about all things travel.

Travel Troubleshooter

My EU 261 claim from WOW Air is ‘in process.’ What does that even mean?

After WOW Air cancels Joseph Hopkins’s flight, he files a claim under EU 261, the European consumer protection regulation. It’s been almost six months and the claim still is “in process.” Where’s the money?

Love Letters

She’s OK with the breakup, but he’s not

I feel heartless since I’m not even close to heartbroken or upset, and I don’t know if I should be feeling differently.

Bacon-wrapped grilled shrimp with chili-agave glaze.

Some beyond-the-bun ideas for what to throw on the grill this weekend

Try zucchini, asparagus, eggplant, onions, shrimp, swordfish, and soft-shell crabs.

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New England’s best beach town? Globe readers pick Narragansett, R.I.

In an online survey, Boston Globe readers voted Narragansett, R.I., as their favorite beach town in New England.

Members of Harvard’s Class of ’68 celebrate the life and music of Bob Dylan as part of a reunion event called Underground 68.


Some in Harvard’s Class of ’68 still challenge the status quo

The more counterculturally-inclined among them have created Underground 68, a makeshift coffeehouse, as an alternative to the more formal reunion programs on campus.

Here, there, and everywhere

Travel news — and gadgets — you can use.

Rococo Artisan Ice Cream

Dig into summer at some of the area’s best clam shacks and ice cream stands

Head to old standbys or — better yet — explore all the region has to offer.

The trails at Cape Highlands National Park in Cape Breton offer great views for hikers.

Four reasons to relocate to Cape Breton — if only for a few days (five, if you play golf)

After hanging around Cape Breton for a few days, we became enamored of this little-known spot in Atlantic Canada. Here’s why.

Looking to avoid Memorial Day traffic? Here are the worst times to leave Boston

The number of holiday travelers on the road is expected to increase nearly five percent this Memorial Day. Plan your trip accordingly.

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Eat in, eat out, and drink. Three simple articles e-mailed to you weekly on how to live your best summer life.

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Mass. 15-year-old Brynn Cartelli crowned the winner of ‘The Voice’

The Longmeadow native just became the youngest winner in the show’s history.

Tell us your favorite clam shack in New England

Share your favorite place to go for a summer seafood feast.

Tell us your favorite ice-cream shop in New England

It’s starting to feel like summer in New England. Cup or cone, strawberry to butter pecan, we want to know what is your absolute favorite ice cream shop.

Getting Salty with chef Sherry Hughes

The former journalist left the media world after two decades to train at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. Now, she relates to the women she serves at the Women’s Lunch Place.

Ask Amy

Moms need kindergarten friendship skills

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Ask Amy

Woman must reset her dorkometer for dating success

Advice from Amy Dickinson

N.H. nursing home resident uses bear pepper spray on employee

Bear spray is normally used to stop aggressive behavior in bears, and is not the same as human pepper spray.

Corail rosé and bouillabaisse at Shepard.

From the Bar

At Shepard, a vibrant pink is a match for bouillabaisse

Nibble the toasty bread, sip the wine, then dig in.

Colin Presby recently signed on for a second six-month stint as a Carnival brewmaster.


Cruise ship beer brewer: a dream job come true

Brewing at sea is not without challenges, but Colin Presby is undeterred.

Miss Conduct

Advice: She nearly backed over me at Market Basket, and then blamed me

Why is it my fault that she almost hit me? Plus, my toddler got a sexist gift.

Nurse dead in Congo as Ebola vaccination campaign starts

In a hopeful sign, two patients who were confirmed as positive for Ebola have recovered.

Mental illness led man to ram car into family, pastor says

The North Carolina attack killed the man’s daughter and daughter-in-law and critically injuring other relatives.

Emilia Romagna is Italy’s gastronomic heartland.

Food & Travel

A family organized a whole trip around one meal in Modena, Italy. Was it worth it?

This family organized a whole trip around a meal at Osteria Francescana, the 2016 “World’s Best Restaurant,” in Modena, Italy. Was it worth it?

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Postal Service to debut scratch-and-sniff stamps

Each square will be decorated with two colorful ice cream treats, perfect for summer.

Special report

//[1].jpg Bitten by Uncertainty: A Globe report on Lyme disease in the Northeast

In 2013, the Globe took an in-depth look at the disease, the patients, the debate, and the science.


// The Love Letters podcast: Ditch the ex’s T-shirt, or wear it?

After a breakup, is it better to hold onto relics from the relationship, or to dump them?

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


Dining Out

Dining Out reviews

// Where should you eat this week?

Check out the Globe’s reviews of dozens of Boston-area restaurants.

Design New England

// Second Life

An architect turns his old barn in Newport, Rhode Island, into a light-filled multipurpose haven for family and guests.