As many novelists will tell you, public appearances often mean a podium in a library or a circle of chairs in the middle of a downtown bookstore. The opportunity to give a public reading in a nice restaurant, then, is a bit unusual. So having his hometown appearance at Pazzo Taverna & Pizzeria was a welcome change of pace for Pyper, who, as it happens, is also an enthusiastic fan of the downtown restaurant. In fact, Pazzo actually hosted the author’s wedding reception 13 years ago.
Three young men who have quietly been helping others in Stratford and abroad could do with a little bit of help themselves. It’s nothing too arduous – they just need their Stratford friends and neighbours to go online and vote for them. Nominated as one of the three finalists for the 2017 WE Families Award, the Johnson brothers, if selected as the winners, would also be bringing home $1,000 for the charity of their choice, specifically Stratford’s House of Blessing.
For a play that deals so much in artifice and rumour, The School for Scandal is still very much about genuine human connection. Amid the schemes and salacious gossip that engross most of the characters, there remains a tangible yearning for real relationships. Lady Sneerwell, the most malicious of the rumourmongers, is driven to her plots by a concealed love for the rakish Charles Surface.
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".