When you come to any Barrie Kosky production, you expect a bunch of new ideas. Most of the time, the ideas work: I’ve been five-star smitten in my last three Kosky outings. Not this time, though: Kosky’s ideas for Carmen at the Royal Opera were interesting as always, but the overall production fell a long way short of lighting my fire.
William Schwenk Gilbert, one can safely say, did not have a very high opinion of lawyers. Especially very senior ones, such as the Lord Chancellor. Such was the quality of the man’s word play, however, that in Iolanthe, he was able to lampoon the Lord Chancellor, the bar and both houses of Parliament in a way that’s mercilessly vicious if you care to think about it, and air-headedly innocuous if you don’t.
Glenn Gould, Angela Hewitt, Grigory Sokolov – Bach's piano music has attracted legions of great musicians over the ages, drawn by a profusion of melody, counterpoint, harmonic progression, rhythmic variation which provides seemingly endless opportunity for the performer to create. There's an important thing wrong with that last sentence: Bach did not write for the piano. Its early incarnation, the fortepiano, was invented midway through his lifetime, and he was not impressed.
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".