If books were oil, Mississippi would be the Kuwait of American literature. The state’s proven reserves start with Nobel Prize winner William Faulkner, and also include such legendary producers as Eudora Welty, Richard Ford, Tennessee Williams, Alice Walker, Willie Morris, Elizabeth Spencer and Barry Hannah. Another big strike came through in October when novelist Jesmyn Ward was nominated for the 2011 National Book Award in fiction — one of five writers so honored.
New Orleans Mardi Gras fans will get an early peek at 2014 Carnival glory, thanks to the Friends of the Cabildo, WYES-TV and the Rex organization. The support group for the Louisiana State Museum will open its long-established annual tour of the Rex den to the general public this year. The public TV station has made a similar arrangement with the parading krewe whose monarch presides over New Orleans once a year. Both tours are set for Feb. 1, more than a month before Mardi Gras.
A benefit concert for victims of the New Orleans Mother's Day shootings that injured a score of second-line paraders has been set for Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m. at Tipitina's, 501 Napoleon Ave. All proceeds from ticket and drink sales will benefit The 19 Fund - a collaborative effort of the United Way of Southeast Louisiana, the Tipitina's Foundation and Silence Is Violence.
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".