In recent years Shoreditch has become synonymous with London street art. The art painted on walls and fencing in this historic part of east London is whimsical, abstract, thoughtful, humourous, haunting, disturbing, and beautiful. Creativity in Shoreditch is not new. It was once the haunt of Elizabethan artists, writers, and creative types. In the 19th and 20th centuries, it had many theatres and music halls. Street art is a more recent addition with its roots in 1980s graffiti culture.
I am not a drawer or a painter, but I recently attended a drawing class while vacationing in Puerto Vallarta. It was a three-hour drop-in class offered once a week with no requirement to attend each week. My sister, who was travelling with us, is interested in drawing and I accompanied her to the class. There were only three of us in the class that day. The instructor created a still life scene with a bowl, a black ball, a white ball, and a seashell.
People go to train stations to travel somewhere or to meet a traveller. Train stations aren’t typically destinations on their own, but there is something at London’s King’s Cross Station that is attracting crowds. Harry Potter fans know fictional platform 9 ¾ as the place where one departs for Hogwarts School via the Hogwarts Express. The historic real-life King’s Cross Station has created a “platform” for Harry Potter fans.
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".