Brian Castner called it “the Crazy”: the profound disassociation from everyday life, sometimes including hallucinations, that he felt on returning from duty in Iraq as an Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) captain in the Air Force. Castner recounted his service and its effects in his acclaimed 2012 memoir The Long Walk. In 2015, composer Jeremy Howard Beck and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann debuted their opera adaptation.
Congratulations to Vanessa German and Bill Shannon, the two Pittsburgh-based artists who were just announced as United States Artists Fellows for 2018.The honor comes with an unrestricted $50,000 award and puts German, an awardee in the visual-arts category, and Shannon, honored in dance, in prestigious company.
Continuing our roundup of Martin Luther King Jr. Day events that didn’t make it into our print issue:On Mon., Jan. 15, the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater presents the 9th Annual East Liberty Celebrates MLK Day, anchoring a weekend of events at various venues all over that neighborhood and nearby.The flagship event is a noon-4 p.m. festival at the Kelly-Strayhorn and neighboring Northway Christian Community Church East End.
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".