This week marks the official end of summer, which in Dallas signals at least one notable development: The beginning of the peak social season. And from a foodie standpoint, these are some you really need to put on your radar:Sept 30: The Ultimate Cocktail Experience (benefitting Trigger Toys) returns for a fifth year of mixological mayhem (last year’s event alone raised $200k).
It’s just over a week before Will & Grace returns to broadcast TV, so if you wonder what you can do until then, here’s a suggestion: Watch the entire 194 episodes from the original run of the show on your computer. What, you say that’s not possible? Au contraire. You could spend about 10 hours a day watching them and still be done in time for the new premiere; and you can stream them, finally, now that the show has become available online.
, the Tony Award-winning musical about a gay woman coming of age, continues its run at the Winspear Opera House through Sunday, and it also is doing its part to reach out to North Texas’ gay community. Tonight, Dallas Voice’s David Taffet will moderate a panel from 6–7 p.m. before curtain, which will explore Dallas’ gay history in Hamon Hall inside the opera house. Among the panelists will be CeCe Cox, Terry Loftis, Jack Pettit and Robert Emery.
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".