Before I fill you in on the pork-based food festival going down this weekend, let us take a moment and pray that my strictly-kosher family never sees this post. Anyway, this Sunday, January 21 sees the launch of the touring Cochon555 event, which brings top chefs together to cook ethically-sourced pork for your pleasure. Five heritage pigs will be offered up in endlessly delicious ways by chefs from La Esquina, Landmarc, Temple Court, Pig Beach, Jams by Jonathan Waxman and White Gold Butchers.
While most of us are cleaving to fantasies of a spring and summer to come, New York Road Runners are already looking ahead to next winter. The TCS New York City Marathon goes down on November 4, and the one-month registration process has officially kicked off. The world's largest marathon brought in more than 50,000 runners last year, so you better believe that the race is on to enter this year's dash. The registration period runs through February 15.
Any casual reader of Time Out could guess that we're big fans of Justin Carter and Eamon Harkin—the lovely British chaps who run the Mr. Saturday Night and Mr. Sunday parties in Brooklyn. For the past few years, they've held court with a coterie of excellent DJs (including Time Out contributor DJ DopeShoes) at Nowadays, a dope outdoor space on the border of Ridgewood and Bushwick.
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".