The gin n’ tonic is not merely a drink but a national pastime. It is a mix that kept the soldiers from getting sick back in 1800s India – or so they insisted, one imagines – and has served all sorts of purposes since, including helping out Billy Joel with a particularly contrived Piano Man lyric. So beloved is this humble highball that today marks the second international G&T day this year. The first was back in April.
Whether you're in the mood for new food or fancy a night out unlike any other, check out our suggestions for things to get up to below. This week's highlights include an epic three day party at the Tate, psychological horrors at the Phoenix Theatre and oriental opera at Sadler's Wells. Elsewhere, tuck into American treats from a Masterchef duo, raise a glass to the late, great Carrie Fisher and stuff yourself silly on unlimited puddings over in Mayfair.
Whether you're in the mood for new food or fancy a night out unlike any other, check out our suggestions for things to get up to below. One highlight this week is Emma Thompson sits down with Stephen Fry. The old acting pals, who've known each other since their days doing comedy in Cambridge, will be diving into a night of something rather more serious as they talk with survivors of trafficking and torture.
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".