My co-host this week is A-lan Holt, a playwright and co-director for the Center for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford. To no one's surprise, we talked about the plays we're most excited about at Bay Area theaters. But there's lots of music on the show too, including a new violin concerto by film score master Danny Elfman and tropical rocker Hollie Cook. Check it out. Feb. 16-April 7: Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle's smokey portraits work to rescue the victims of sex trafficking.
The NCAA playoffs -- also known as March Madness -- are almost here, and now there’s a theater alternative called Marsh Madness. It comes from the folks at San Francisco’s The Marsh, home to some of the Bay Area’s best solo performance. The Marsh has invited 28 theater teams, some solo, some with large casts, to compete for cash prizes and a chance for a full production on The Marsh's main stage.
Four women and two men foment a revolution in gender relations in Alice Birch's play Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again, which opened this week at Crowded Fire Theater. In a series of stinging sketches, the play puts a microscope to the way we talk about love, work, and friendship between the sexes. In one scene showing the aftermath of a wedding proposal, the women says, “You essentially said you want to reduce your income tax. And inherit my pension.
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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".