If that Halloween reading list wasn't enough for you—or if you'd just rather listen than read—I've posted a Halloween radio show that I mixed and hosted back in 2008: three hours of music, theater, and found sound devoted not just to ghosts and witches and demons but to conspiracies, extraterrestrials, and an army of social anxieties. An MP3 of the program is here; to see the playlist, go here.
According to a Supreme Court brief filed today, Utah prairie dogs "produce nothing of importance except the annoyance of the surrounding population," and "they make terrible pets." The brief, which urges the Court to hear a constitutional challenge to a federal regulation protecting the rodents, concedes that they are "adorable little critters" but notes that "the protection of cuteness is not a congressional power" granted by the Constitution.
I'm in England, about to participate in this weekend's excellent Battle of Ideas, a conference sponsored by the Institute of Ideas. I'm appearing on three panels, including one devoted to defining what it means to be a liberal these days, another on the erosion of the case for free speech, and a third on whether Donald Trump can really do anything to help the economic position of "the deplorables," the white working-classs voters he successfully courted in his run for president.
@mtracey You can never, never, never, "turn anything around" on Trump. That it doesn't work has been obvious since at least fall 2015. It's hard to intellectually explain why it doesn't work, but it just doesn't.
@jessesingal I'd say I find it makes quickly switching from "chapter drafts" to "interview drafts" to "clip summations" etc easier and quicker, but it hasn't been worldchanging. But worth the cost. Wish it "paginated" more like word. Maybe I just haven't figured out how to make it do so.
Bitcoin's Crazy Price Rise Might Lead Owner of Bankrupt Former Exchange Mt Gox to Crazy Profits...Customers lost billions in bitcoin, and former operator Mark Karpeles could gain well over half a billion.
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".