The Dalai Lama will be making a surprise appearance in Boston this weekend, a city official and the president of a local Tibetan group said Friday. The Tibetan spiritual leader is scheduled to arrive Saturday and appear at an event at the Sheraton Boston on Sunday, said Sonam Shatsang, president of the Tibetan Association of Boston, who called it “a once in a [lifetime] opportunity” for people in the Boston area to see him.
The museum was technically closed, and it would be another hour before the doors opened to the public. But at 9 a.m. on a Sunday morning, the top floor of Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art was bustling with 20 or so photographers, all fiddling with cameras or smartphones. Clustered in small groups, they worked their way slowly through the museum’s exhibit “Nari Ward: Sun Splashed,” aiming their lenses at various pieces and filling the space with the chatter of their craft.
As pretty much anyone with half a brain knows, robots are coming for our jobs. Between self-checkouts, self-driving cars, and the giant security egg-bot roaming the Prudential Center, they’ve already weaseled their way into countless industries. But when the robots decided to come after journalists — in the form of a new Prudential Center robot whose sole job is to produce original, instantaneous short stories for mall patrons to enjoy while shopping — they’d finally gone too far.
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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".