It looks like a hippie’s headband: a worn strip of fabric with a wire jutting out of it and a little microphone at the end. Then you see the frog perched beside it and a photo of Jim Henson wearing that very headset with that same frog on his hand, and suddenly you realize: “That’s how Kermit came to life!”It’s just one “ohhh” moment among many in “The Jim Henson Exhibition,” the new, permanent show opening Saturday at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria.
“Weird Al” Yankovic isn’t all that weird: Plenty of other people share his passion for the accordion. They’ll be squeezing into Bryant Park on Friday for a free, five-hour-long festival featuring an instrument derided, at least in these parts, as a noisy contraption fit only for polkas. (Or, as a Gary Larson cartoon portrayed it: “Welcome to heaven … here’s your harp.
It’s as eerie as any Christopher Nolan film: A soldier rushes down narrow streets and onto a beach, where he finds line after line of other soldiers, staring at the sea. That, more or less, was the scene in May 1940 in Dunkirk, the French beach town where Allied troops were driven by the Germans — a vision echoed in Nolan’s first film based on real events, “Dunkirk,” out Friday. To tell its story fully, the “Inception” director enlisted historian Joshua Levine.
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".