When Chris Curtis left Kirk & Callahan last April, he kept the true reason for his departure to himself. The longtime producer said he intended to focus on his health, but didn’t elaborate further. Curtis came clean on K&C Thursday, detailing his harrowing battle with alcoholism for the first time. Rock bottom came late last April, when he woke up covered in his own blood. “I’m an alcoholic,” Curtis said. “Last April, it came to a head. I had an intervention with my family over last Christmas.
During my senior year at Boston University, I rented a Zip Car every Wednesday and drove to Glenn Ordway’s house so I could hang out in his attic. The ride from BU to the South Shore often took longer than an hour, but it was worth it, because I was chasing the “exposure bucks” he had promised when we first spoke. This is the story of “Big Show Unfiltered,” the short-lived program that Ordway had launched in between stints at WEEI.
When Danny Ainge re-signed Avery Bradley four years ago, he was pilloried for keeping an oft-injured guard who lacked a consistent offensive game. Bill Simmons, the patron saint of basketball, said the four-year, $32 million contract “scared him.” The deal was almost universally panned on social media, with some declaring Bradley one of the most overpaid players in basketball. Fast-forward to today, and the perception around Bradley couldn’t be more different.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".