Winter: it’s not just for nog. Rather than showing up to your mandatory office party or awkward ugly Christmas sweater party with a box of wine or a case of corporate-owned macro lager, opt for some holiday cheer from Pittsburgh’s ever-expanding, always-improving craft beer scene. Most breweries’ winter beers take one of two forms: big, boozy stouts or winter warmers. The former is self-explanatory: rich, dark stouts that approach (and often exceed) 10% alcohol by volume (abv).
Wreck Loose’s Nathan Zoob has curated a lineup of hometown heavy hitters for WYEP’s 10th annual Holiday Hootenanny at the August Wilson Center for African-American Culture Downtown. Join local musicians Addi Twigg, Abby Gross, Josh Verbanets, Marc Reisman and a dozen others as they perform classic (and contemporary) holiday favorites, with proceeds to benefit WYEP’s public radio programming. Children under 12 get in for free. Donations will be accepted on-site for the Jubilee Soup Kitchen.
What’s in a name? That which we call the Mon Valley (or at least a good chunk of it) has launched an initiative to rebrand as East Shore. “We would not even be having this conversation four or five years ago,” says Bill Pfoff, president of the Enterprise Zone Corporation of Braddock (EZCB), which helps provide new and expanding businesses in Braddock, North Braddock, Rankin and Swissvale with access to grants, loans and state tax credits.
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".