Late last night, the AT&T Performing Arts Center sent word that former First Lady Michelle Obama had been added onto the season’s 2018 speaker series. She’ll be at the Winspear Opera House at 7:30 p.m. on March 8. Tickets go on sale at noon, but only for those who have bought a four ticket package. The ATTPAC says it’ll release any single tickets for purchase that remain, but judging from my own attempt at 10:16 a.m. to buy a pack, you’ll be somewhere around 836 in the queue.
Earlier this month, I read a delightful post on Vanity Fair’s website detailing Miami’s problems with the Museum of Ice Cream’s pool of sprinkles. They’re plastic sprinkles, since real sprinkles melting against body heat would become unseemly, and their diminutive nature often finds them carried outside the museum where they’ll inevitably be eaten up by birds or fish. So actually, it was a pretty grim story, but it was written in that wonderfully whimsical Vanity Fair way so I promise it’s fine.
After about 14 years at the head of Texas Instruments, CEO Rich Templeton is stepping down. The company has named 22-year veteran of TI Brian Crutcher, who currently services as COO, as his successor, effective June 1. TI announced the news Thursday. Templeton will continue to serve as the company’s chairman after the transition is complete.
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
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".