CEDAR RAPIDS — Twenty years ago, Mary Brown sat in her office watching her dreams dissolve through her tears. Her prospects were as dreary as that February day. Her marriage was ending and her attempts to nurture models and stage local fashion shows couldn’t support her life as a single mother of three young children. “It was horrible,” she said. “It was one of those Iowa days that was gray on gray on gray, and very cold.
Comedian Jim Gaffigan’s world has been no laughing matter of late. But humor has been a release valve as his wife and collaborator, Jeannie, has been battling back from surgery in April to remove a life-threatening tumor wrapped around her brainstem. “She’s doing much better,” Gaffigan, who lives in Manhattan, said by phone from a family vacation in his wife’s native Wisconsin.
CEDAR RAPIDS — Quiet titters during Act I gave way to guffaws in Act II during Thursday’s opening performance of “Lysistrata” on the outdoor stage behind Brucemore mansion. The Classics at Brucemore occasionally dips its toe in the comedic realm, but more often, stages serious, thought-provoking plays that may evoke tears of sorrow. This year’s audiences will be wiping away tears of laughter and astonishment as the hilarity unfolds under the stars through July 22.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".