WILLIAMSTOWN — The opening scenes of "Underground Railroad Game" are so familiar they are almost comforting; some educational historical melodrama about a Quaker abolitionist saving a runaway slave who is on her way to freedom. It's one way of talking about our history of racial oppression and violence, but you know it's wholly inadequate for describing the scale of the horror of generations of chattel slavery. Getting us to think — and dare to laugh — about why is the play's proposition.
TBILISI, GEORGIA — The fastest way to drive from the airport outside Tbilisi into the capital takes you along a stretch of highway called President George W. Bush Street. Having lived through the Bush years I guess I'd resigned myself to someday seeing such a place name in Texas somewhere, but certainly not in a foreign capital. That's an honor reserved for, you know, good presidents.
NORTH ADAMS — As she followed through on her plan to create a postcard for each week over the last year, there would be some weeks it was hard for Melanie Mowinski, associate professor of visual arts at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and founder of LetterPRESS as a Public Art Project, to decide what she wanted to say.
As a skilled troll, the Russian gov. finds what it can get away with. A proxy separatist invasion in Ukraine, an actual invasion in Georgia, assassination by nerve gas in broad daylight in the UK, aggressive shit-posting in the US.
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".