The Boston Globe Magazine | November 5, 2017

In the fall of 1917, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, under its German conductor, Dr. Karl Muck, was on top of the classical music world. Muck and his wife, Anita (bottom left), were the toast of Boston society. But everything changed on October 30, 1917, when he was assailed for allegedly refusing to play the national anthem.

Images from the BSO; Globe staff photo-illustration

Magazine | A nonfiction novella

Sex, spies, and the national anthem: The BSO scandal you’ve never heard of

One hundred years ago, one of the world’s top conductors was ensnared in a scandal involving patriotism and sex. It almost toppled Boston’s famed orchestra. By Neil Swidey

Miss Conduct

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When I posted the quarterback’s photo, I got nasty comments. Do I block these friends?

Style Watch

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/30/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/He1105alt-2914.JPG Enchanting fashion-spotting at the Storybook Ball

Fabulous frocks beguiled at a benefit for MassGeneral Hospital for Children.

Cooking | Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/30/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/sardines1105cooking.jpg Recipes: Sardines are trendy. Here’s how to turn them into a meal

Inexpensive yet rich in healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, canned sardines are having a moment.

Your Week Ahead

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/30/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/week-2909.jpg Five things to do, Nov. 6-12

The Boston Bhangra Competition, Lynda Barry at BU, Fenway Open Studios, and more.

On the Block

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These 19th-century properties played host to legendary local authors.

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Perspective

A millennial’s view of the ideal workplace

The biggest generation of workers wants a different kind of workplace than their elders.

Comments

Letters to the editor of the Globe Magazine

Readers weigh in on Neil Swidey’s defense of elites and tips on dealing with Internet trolls.

Boston Rocks

Globe Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/15/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/xref0611cover.jpg When Boston rocked

Take a tour of your youth with this ode to the gritty clubs, home-grown talent, and visiting acts that made Boston’s music scene so mesmerizing in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s.

North End guide

Globe Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/20/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/northend0129web_lede.jpg Where to eat and what to order in Boston’s North End

15 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants, from elegant hideaways to buzzy trattorias to (lots of) incredible pizza.

College & Money

Globe Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/03/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/opener0522collegedebt.jpg The college debt crisis is even worse than you think

We tell students they need a bachelor’s degree to get ahead. But for too many, the numbers no longer add up.

Anti-immigration

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/18/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/07102010_711oped_loth2-7651819.jpg Trump’s anti-immigration playbook was written 100 years ago. In Boston.

How a trio of Harvard-educated blue bloods led a crusade to keep the “undesirables” out and make America great again.

Game Changers

Special section | Game Changers

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/05/11/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/gamechangershoriz-6383.jpg 51 bright ideas and breakthroughs for 2017

In a revolutionary place like Boston, innovators and innovations are as common as bad drivers. See who made our annual list.

Special section

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/11/18/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/WORK%20CROP.jpg 2016 Top Places to Work

Read the full list of winners and more stories about worker happiness.

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