Hey everyone! This week’s selection of events on D.C. BEST WEEKEND BETS are, as always, hand picked from our awesome AGENDA HOMEPAGE and carefully calibrated for maximum fun, minimum stress with assorted gifs we WOULDN’T have used if this weekend INCLUDED Valentine’s Day. •February 21st: Join us + Make Offices for a “How to Succeed In D.C.” day of cool and informative panels, free snacks, and co-working, featuring some of our favorite people in D.C. FREE, BUT MAKE SURE YOU RSVP.
This week’s episode is with BYT contributor Allison Lane. We begin with the very fun Best Places To Make Out in D.C. Allison contributed to this piece. She’s an expert. After talking about where to smash faces together, we move on to what Allison loves about D.C., inspired by this week’s Why We Love D.C.Not everything is kissing and love. Sometimes we hate. Allison Lane hates Steve Harvey. And like every episode, we close with this weekend’s Best Weekend Bets.
Each year on Brightest Young Things we ask people what they love about their city. You can love a city without being in love with a human being. For this year’s Why We Love Chicago we asked activists, actors, chefs, children’s television show hosts, comedians, illustrators, journalists, musicians, painters, photographers, radio personalities and Svengoolie what they love about Chicago. The following will make your heart swell with Chicago pride and/or envy.
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".