They are the worst four words you could ever imagine saying. They’re wrapped in shame, sorrow, failure, anger and undammable grief, so instead of saying them you retreat and hide in yourself and put on a brave face and fake like everything’s OK.
And at night, when the lights are out you cry, but quickly stop yourself because you don’t want anyone to know how sad you are. But your heart, your heart is breaking and the words you have to say are caught in your throat.
Local artists participating in the latest exhibit in The Gallery at the Maury Young Arts Centre are aiming to challenge your preconceived notions of beauty and push the boundaries of what you might find beautiful. The exhibit, called Bizarre Beautiful, opened on Aug. 31, bringing together an unusual collection of varied pieces to see if you find them beautiful or bizarre, or a bit of both.
News flash: this town loves bikes. In case you were busy looking up at the sky, maybe tracking the sun before the eclipse, and missed the crowds thronging through the Village with their mega kitted-out bikes and flashy sponsors a few weekends ago, Crankworx happened. And if you’re a parent with a kid 16 years old and under, you were probably hanging out with the other 100-plus parents at Kidsworx, cheering on your little speedster. Good stuff.
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".