The Fall International Film Festival returns to the Keith-Albee Theater in Huntington today through Sunday, bringing a range of award-winning foreign films and one American documentary, “Atomic Homefront,” that shines light on something that may be affecting millions of people. Directed by Rebecca Cammisa, the documentary, which shows Saturday at 2:45 p.m. and Sunday at 7:35 p.m., takes place in the suburbs of St. Louis.
Editor’s note: Every month, feature writer Bill Lynch takes on a new skill he knows little about or to learn or to undertake a new challenge. In the month of September, he is learning how to deal blackjack at the Mardi Gras Casino & Resort, in Cross Lanes. In the skybox, overlooking the carefully maintained dirt track behind Mardi Gras Casino & Resort, nobody calls the ball of white fuzz riding the inside rail a rabbit; they call it a lure.
Songs can take on a life of their own and mean different things than what the songwriters intended. Dan Wilson, Grammy Award-winning songwriter and lead singer for ‘90s rock band Semisonic, has said his anthemic hit, “Closing Time,” was partly inspired and about the birth of his first child — not that any of that necessarily matters to the people who love the song, who maybe see it as a song about a last chance to find someone before the bar closes.
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".