This particularly applies if you have an irksome ex (who doesn’t) and the stranger happens to be a charming, eccentric but slightly sinister type. There are certainly lessons to be learned from this gripping thriller which has opened at the New Alexandra Theatre. Strangers on a Train was Patricia Highsmith’s first novel, published in 1950 and so well received that it was filmed by Alfred Hitchcock the following year leading to even greater success.
Ned’s Atomic Dustbin frontman Jonn Penney wants to write his memoirs but he has hit a problem. He is uninspired. “I don’t inspire myself,” he says. “I am terrified staring at a blank sheet of paper.” So to overcome this considerable writer’s block, Jonn decided to bring together a room full of Neds fans and music lovers in the hope he can assemble some material for his book.
For the as-yet uninitiated, Cummings Your Way is a series of amusing online travelogues. The ‘blurb’ states Cummings Your Way is 'a series of highly subjective and frequently inaccurate ramblings around the byways of England.’ The ramblings largely seem to be that of Stourbridge-born presenter Dan Cummings rather than walking some distance for fun. So how was this online production going to work as a presentation at the city art gallery for the Wolverhampton Literature Festival?
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".