Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Martin McDonagh’s artistic output amounts to eight produced plays (most written in a year-long frenzy of creativity more than 20 years ago), two feature films and one short (which won him an Oscar). Yet with that slender resume he has become a genre in himself. It’s not just that McDonagh has finely honed the concept of the dark comedy, it’s that the comedy is both riotous and inappropriate; the darkness pitch-black and morally ambiguous.
A few weeks ago, we wrote about the Dallas Summer Musicals’ then-upcoming gala, which was fraught when headliner Bernadette Peters had to step aside to take over for Bette Midler in the Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly! But despite that snag, chairs Andy Smith and Paul von Wupperfeld managed to pull off an exceptional event, securing the amazing Brian Stokes Mitchell and Katharine McPhee to co-headline and breaking a record, raising in excess of half a million dollars.
I’m trying to exercise more, now that I have turned 29 … for the 20th time. So when I was invited to check out a new spin class, at CycleBar in the McKinney & Olive development, I decided to take it up on the offer. I had never done a spin class before. Once, back in Beverly Hills about 15 years ago, I was invited to one, but I had not brought tennis shoes on my trip, and they couldn’t accommodate me. (They now, bowling-alley-esque, provide specialty shoes for spinners.)
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".