I saw a Dunkin' Donuts truck that read, "America's Favorite Coffee. " I think that's more about distribution than favoritism, Dunkin'. You can't just conflate something being widespread with it being beloved. If you could, there would be a bunch of safe-sex pamphlets out there that would read, "HPV: America's Favorite STD." It's Monday, which means it's time for your weekly dose of locavore levity: the Joke of the Week! This week's joke comes from Burlington's Sky Sandoval.
In September, Vermont's Lyric Theatre named a new executive director, José Rincon. The Burlington native replaces longtime Lyric ED Syndi Zook, who served in that role for 13 years. Her run culminated in the recent opening of new headquarters in South Burlington that, for the first time in the group's 43-year history, house all of Lyric's operations, including costume and set design workshops and storage, rehearsal spaces, and administrative offices. Rincon, 33, appears well suited for the gig.
Sean Hood is consumed with inevitability. Throughout the 10 tracks of his band Eastern Mountain Time's latest album, Mountain Country, he writes and sings with a leery and foreboding self-awareness. Losing, he seems to suggest, is as habitual as the vices evidenced by the empty bottles and cigarette butts that litter his songs. The tracks are not entirely defeatist. But if Bob Seger's "beautiful loser" were to write a shambling, low-key country album, it might sound a lot like Mountain Country.
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".