What constitutes an "Appalachian Disasterpiece"? According to Blue Ridge artist Eric Cunningham, it's a cross between Americana and folk and pop art that addresses "Southern-inspired themes — the people, the heritage, the customs and the weirdness that makes our area unique." Cunningham, who produces his art under the name Erikus Maximus, is the featured artist for July at the F. W. Gallery at Woolworth Walk, 25 Haywood St. in downtown Asheville. His show opens Saturday.
In the movie "Beatriz at Dinner," the great John Lithgow plays a wealthy, often rude real estate developer attending a small dinner party with his third wife (Amy Landecker). Oh, and his last name is a one-syllable verb denoting power: Strutt. Despite his allegorical functions, though, he can't be equated with any similar real-life person, since this mogul is smart, unflappable and fascinated by his antagonist, the titular Beatriz (Salma Hayek).
For those who didn't get enough of silver fox Sam Elliott in "I'll See You in My Dreams" and "Grandma," the low-key new drama "The Hero" is all Sam, all the time. Elliott plays Lee Hayden, an out-of-work actor known for one great role in a 1970s western that shares its title with this movie. He spends his days doing voiceover work and smoking pot with ex-actor turned drug dealer Jeremy (Nick Offerman).
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".