Christopher Muther

Why are people still flying United?

Basement-level customer satisfaction ratings persist because people are still flying United. If there is outrage, consumers are not adequately expressing it with their wallets.

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An airport worker walks through the United Airlines terminal at O'Hare International Airport on April 12, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. United Airlines has been criticized in recent days after airport police officers physically removed passenger Dr. David Dao from his seat and dragged him off the airplane, after he was requested to give up his seat for United Airline crew members on a flight from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky Sunday night. / AFP PHOTO / Joshua LOTTJOSHUA LOTT/AFP/Getty Images

Diary of a bad year for United

A list of complaints and incidents against United Airlines over the past year.

Abortion rights demonstrators and those opposing abortion clashed in front of the Supreme Court in January.

US report finds abortion is safe but barriers reduce quality of care

Getting one without facing delays and false medical information depends on where women live, the study said.

Mary Lou Sudders and Jeffrey Sanchez at the Project Role Model fashion show at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.


Stylish fund-raiser for Big Sisters Association

Guests got gussied up for the agency’s annual Project Role Model fashion show at the Fairmont Copley Plaza.

President Obama and Senator Ted Kennedy walking together outside the White House.


Former White House shutterbug Pete Souza shares photos at Edward M. Kennedy Institute

The photographer shared images from “Obama: An Intimate Portrait” — as well as a few that didn’t make it into the book.


Berkshire Theatre Group taps Nicholas Paleologos as executive director

The former longtime state representative and former head of the Massachusetts Film Office has produced Broadway shows.

Connections | Magazine

One last drive with Mom

A small adventure created a lasting memory for a daughter.

Diane Kruger stars in “In the Fade,” which will be featured at the 17th Annual Boston Turkish Film Festival.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, March 19-25

The Turkish Film Festival, celebrating Women’s History Month at Harvard Book Store, the New England Canabis Conference, and more.

Style Watch

A Cambridge condo living room blends mid-century style with a touch of Asian

East meets north in a living room near Harvard Square.

Hainanese chicken rice.

Cooking | Magazine

Recipes: Tender, juicy Hainanese chicken and rice

The taste of Southeast Asian comes through in this traditional dish from Singapore.

Miss Conduct

Advice: What are the rules for vacations with a group of friends?

What’s fair for splitting costs on group trips? Plus, tips on tipping for takeout orders.

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: ‘I confessed that I don’t like Harry Potter’

Will differing opinions on the wizarding world divide these daters?

Writing award winners

American Voices, Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention recipients.

Artwork by Breena Brown, Northampton High School

Art award winners

American Visions, Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention recipients.

US Senator Edward Markey (left), Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, and Bank of America Vice Chair Anne Finucane at the American Ireland Fund gala.


Irish PM attends American Ireland Fund gala

Bank of America Vice Chair Anne Finucane was among those honored.

hot ticket

Fund-raising brunch to benefit diabetes initiative

Enjoy a buffet-style brunch with food from Sumiao, China Pearl, BLR by Shojo, and Sumiao’s sister restaurant, Feng Shui.


How to cultivate a signature (home) style

Local design expert shows how to make interiors beautiful.

Sara Campbell says the items at her boutiques are “for the ageless customer.”


Sara Campbell caters to ‘Boston ladies’

She will open a flagship Beacon Hill boutique this week.

Bootleg Special in the South End.

Quick Bite

Consider the crawfish at Bootleg Special

The South End location is the latest in a growing number of Boston-area restaurants specializing in Gulf Coast-inspired seafood boils.


Do good and eat well at Zambrero

Each time you buy a bowl or a burrito, the restaurant donates a meal to someone in need in the developing world through their Plate4Plate program.

love letters

Ignored after a breakup

He has completely ignored me and won’t let me in in the slightest way. Why has he chosen to ignore me in such a brash way?

President Donald Trump boarded Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Trump scheduled to visit New Hampshire on Monday

President Trump is planning to visit New Hampshire for the first time since the 2016 election campaign.

A glass of 2012 Castiglion del Bosco Brunello di Montalcino at Grassona’s Italian Brookline.


Keeping it fresh at Grassona’s Italian

At Grassona’s Italian in Brookline, Steve Bowman uses a unique contraption that keeps wine fresh after a bottle is opened.


Fox 25 news director abruptly departs

Hired in 2016, Mike Oliveira apparently was good at his job, which may explain why he’s gone.

A view of the sugarcane fields, and Bay Saint-Pierre, at Depaz Distillery in Martinique.


How Martinique’s rum became certifiably the best in the Caribbean

Rum production in Martinique is monitored as closely as champagne production in France. Here’s where to see, and, most importantly, taste it on the island.

Austrian 16-year-olds demanding the vote in front of the Parliament building in Vienna in 2006.

Perspective | Magazine

Let 16-year-olds vote. They might take it more seriously than their elders

Their well-organized protests show younger teens are ready.

The winners will be announced on April 27 in New York City.

Read the columns that earned the Globe’s Devra First a James Beard Award nomination

The winners will be announced on April 27 in New York City.

Black Mountain has 40 trails and seven lifts.

Black Mountain, N.H., might just be the best kept secret in the Northeast

One of the only remaining independently owned ski areas in New Hampshire, Black has a storied history.

Love Letters

I have a thing for a stranger on Instagram. How do I meet him?

Based on his posts, I have a feeling we’re a match, but I don’t know how to get his attention.

Love Letters

He removed her as his beneficiary

When I questioned why he would do that, he replied he was “mad at me.”

United Airlines says it’s investigating after mistakenly flying a Kansas family’s dog to Japan.

United mistakenly flies Kansas-bound dog to Japan

The news of the pooch’s unplanned odyssey comes as United admits another dog died after a flight attendant forced it to travel in an overhead bin.

Maura Kilpatrick of Sofra is nominated for the Outstanding Baker award.

And the James Beard award nominees for 2018 are . . .

Women chefs are sure making a strong showing in the Northeast this year.

(GERMANY OUT) Austria, A-Vienna, Danube, Federal Capital, Hundertwasser House by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, residential building, home decor, facade painting, UNESCO World Heritage Site (Photo by Werner OTTO\ullstein bild via Getty Images)

Spring Travel | Magazine

How do two guys repair a friendship? Ping-Pong in Vienna

Unlike most tourists, I didn’t go to Austria for the history, the music, or the schnitzel. I went to rekindle a lost friendship — with some sightseeing thrown in.

British Prime Minister Theresa May.

UK will expel 23 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning

UK Prime minister Theresa May, announcing a range of economic and diplomatic measures against Russia, said the diplomats have a week to leave Britain.

Ask Amy

Brother won’t fly to Israel, opts for guilt trip

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Police officers, dressed in protective gear, continued their investigation into last week’s poisoning of Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, England.

Russia calls poisoning accusations by Britain ‘nonsense’

The Kremlin said it was not involved in an attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter in England.

DARE officer Ken Thaxter talks to a sixth-grade class at Howard Elementary in West Bridgewater.

DARE officers, their ranks thinned, face legal pot and opioid crisis

States slashed budgets in the 2000s after studies questioned the effectiveness of the programs.

Each of Cedarbrook Lodge’s guest-only communal living rooms has a gas fireplace, vaulted ceiling, original art work, and big sofas and chairs.


Cedarbrook Lodge is Seattle’s airport hideaway

It’s the kind of place where visitors take photos of the décor.

Here, there, and everywhere

On March 25 in Maine, locals celebrate the 35th anniversary of Maine Maple Sunday, the unofficial start of spring, when Maine’s maple producers welcome visitors for demonstrations, sugarbush tours, and samplings.

A 10-month-old puppy died while stored in an overhead bin on a United flight from Houston to New York.

Puppy dies after flight attendant insists it be stored in an overhead bin

A United flight attendant insisted that a dog be stored in an overhead bin on a flight from Houston to New York. By the time the plane landed at LaGuardia, the dog was dead.

Shploing!! is brewed in Dorchester for the Swedish brewery Omnipollo.


Bottles: IPAs for the lactose tolerant

The modified IPAs are made when a brewer supplements the bitter embrace of the style with lactose, an unfermentable sugar.

Bucatini carbonara paired with a 2016 Cavazza pinot grigio at Cinquecento.

From the Bar

From the Bar: Favorites from La Motta’s now at Cinquecento

When the Aquitaine Group closed modern red sauce joint La Motta’s earlier this year, the team at Cinquecento was ready.

Rex Tillerson announced Tuesday that he will leave the State Department on March 31 and offered his appreciation to those with whom he worked.

Ground Game

Tillerson is out, but this question remains

Despite persistent rumors that President Trump was set to fire Rex Tillerson at different points throughout his tenure, the president didn’t do it until now.

Greetings from polar bear country

For most people, this is a bucket-list adventure. Cheap, it isn’t. But it will move you.

PEM’s new Indian and South Asian Art curator Siddhartha V. Shah.


New curator named at Peabody Essex Museum

Siddhartha V. Shah will oversee the museum’s collection of Indian and South Asian art.

Travel Troubleshooter

A hurricane ruined his St. Thomas honeymoon, so why is the airline keeping his money?

When a hurricane ruins Evan Hasara’s honeymoon, he’s stuck with a $200 airline penalty after changing his ticket. Can he get a refund? Does he even deserve one?

The VIP Lounge with Luis Vega

The actor, in Boston performing in “The Humans,” said he is looking forward to exploring the city.