For answers to more of your burning questions, visit the Ask Chris archive. My realtor told me that the red rocks in my yard are from the old City Hall. When did L.A. have a red City Hall? Civic business was conducted in a dark and gloomy masonry tower near 3rd and Broadway from 1889 until it was demolished 40 years later and replaced by the City Hall we all know and love. There was a big sidewalk auction featuring bricks, fixtures, and even the flagpole from the old digs.
Batman made his first comic book appearance in 1939 but the whole world fell in love with him after the Batman TV series premiered in 1966 Photograph by Chris NicholsThere’s a place in the universe for the gravelly, somber Ben Affleck Batman of Justice League, but it sure wasn’t at the Hollywood Museum on Wednesday night. The Art Deco landmark at Hollywood and Highland opens the first-ever exhibition on the 1960s Batman TV show starring Adam West and Burt Ward today.
That part of the busiest freeway in L.A. has some arty neighbors. The state legislature had Metro assemble a Visual Quality Management Advisory Team with members from the Getty, UCLA, and Skirball Cultural Center before approving the freeway’s recent expansion. The group came up with a naturalistic “Mimic Rock Finish,” created by sinking rebar into the hill and spraying it with shotcrete. Artisans sculpted outcroppings and ledges before applying stains, highlights, and anti-graffiti tonic.
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".