Igniting a romance is easy. Two people alone in an isolated B&B closed for a snowstorm? Well, clothes are going to come off. But maintaining the tension of flirtation is even more fascinating and, in playwright Laura Eason's snappy Sex With Strangers, extremely funny. The current Vermont Stage production of the 2011 play is buoyant comedy with crackling performances. The opposites who attract are both writers, with careers pointing in opposite directions.
There's no such thing as an American whose ancestry can't be shoved into a category. In Disgraced, playwright Ayad Akhtar gathers two Pakistani Americans, an African American, a Jewish American, and a WASP whose immigrant heritage no longer sticks out. The Northern Stage production maps the minefield of cultural assimilation with an emphasis on what's polarizing about categories, both to the observer and the observed.
Perhaps the more important question about Peter Pan isn't how he can fly but why he doesn't want to grow up. Peter and the Starcatcher proposes an answer. The irreverent prequel to J.M. Barrie's beloved story sends a 13-year-old orphan on an adventure that requires a child's courage to survive. The play gives a large cast of University of Vermont Theatre Department students a chance to show how theater mixes real and pretend to stretch an audience's imagination.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".