Sweaty, half-dressed bodies grind against each other, trading partners at breakneck speed. A poet rhapsodizes about “black girl magic,” and a bawdy, scantily clad comedian works the crowd while 40 women in lingerie attack the stage in a tightly choreographed striptease. This is The Fly Honey Show, the eight-year-old burlesque now synonymous with Chicago’s sticky summer heat. Created by director and choreographer Erin Kilmurray, Fly Honey began as a way for her to experiment.
Published today at 1:39 p.m. The night before she started shooting Brown Girls, a new web series she is directing, a nervous Sam Bailey threw up in her Humboldt Park apartment. Embarrassing, but less so than the afternoon in 2014 when, on the eve of filming her debut series, You're So Talented, Bailey puked in front of a horde of commuters leaving the Red Line on Wells Street.
When playwright and actress Sandra Delgado stands at the intersection of Belmont and Sheffield Avenues, she focuses on not what sits on the southeast corner—a bagel shop and a bank—but rather what doesn’t. Fifty years ago, Latinos from all over Chicago flocked to the dance club there. But when La Havana Madrid, which inspired Delgado’s new play, closed in the 1960s, with it went the last trace of Lake View’s once-thriving Latino culture.
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".