It’s a cold hard reality that China will soon have 40 million more men than women – but Maggie Shen King’s near-future novel, “An Excess Male” (Harper Voyager, $15.99, 402 pages) brings those demography-as-destiny numbers to life on an emotional and personal level. “It’s a dystopian novel — but it’s not a vision of China I hope will happen,” says King, who lives on the Peninsula.
It used to be so simple: How many students a school had attending once determined what division it played in. But now it’s a brave new postseason world for high school teams — though more than a few coaches would substitute a different adjective for “brave.”“For CIF, it’s about money,” says Campolindo-Moraga football coach Kevin Macy, an outspoken critic of the state system that places teams in postseason divisions based on competitive equity as opposed to enrollment.
Jessica Cluess picks one from column A, one from Column B and three from Column C in “A Shadow Bright and Burning” (Random House, $17.99, 404 pages), and mixes and matches her way to a very enjoyable volume one in the “Kingdom of Fire” series -– which, it should be noted, is a young adult book even though it is not prominently featured as such (nor is the fact that it’s a volume one).
@bravotv My name is Clay Kallam and I write a weekly restaurant blog for Diablo Magazine in the East Bay. We understand Tonya Holland won Top Chef, and I would love to talk to someone in media relations. email@example.com is the best way to reach me.
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".