London is hunkering down and getting its cold-weather head well and truly on. Why not try out some of our top picks for the forthcoming week? Listen to a living legend. On Nov. 20, legendary journalist Tina Brown is in town to promote her new book, ‘The Vanity Fair Diaries’. She’ll be talking Princess Di, Annie Leibovitz, and persuading a very pregnant, very naked Demi Moore to turn cover girl. (Tickets: £5)Enjoy a happy ending?
Seems the capital is rapidly hurtling towards Christmas and so are we. Here’s our pick for this week’s increasingly festive events. Sample some of the UK’s finest music documentaries. Fan of Joe Cocker, Ella Fitzgerald, or Tangerine Dream? Get yourself to the last few days of the fourth-annual Doc ‘n Roll Film Festival which will feature a full roster of global films and a few Q&A sessions with the filmmakers. The festival ends on Nov. 19, so you only have a few days left.
Apart from the royal family and our obsession with competitive cake making, us Brits are known around the world for our sense of humour. All over London, people are attempting to put our national talent to good use, so why not join them because you’ve got to laugh, right? Now is the time that the UK’s top comedians get out on the road—often with a TV crew in tow—to film an obligatory holiday standup DVD.
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".