The Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby is known to most Americans for its refusal to pay for health insurance that includes female contraception, but last week the arts-and-crafts vendor gained still more infamy when it was slapped with a complaint from federal prosecutors in Brooklyn that the company bought 5,500 artefacts illegally smuggled out of Iraq in December 2010.
Not just a fantastic poet, John Giorno must also be an impressive lover. How else to explain I Heart John Giorno, a 13-venue show dedicated to Andy Warhol’s former boyfriend and the current partner of Ugo Rondinone (who organised it)? Giorno kicked off the show on 21 June with a talk at Sky Art with MoMA curator Laura Hoptman, the pair nestled between two of his pieces: It’s Not What Happens, It’s How You Handle It and A Hurricane in a Drop of Cum.
“A country road, a tree. Evening,” go the set directions for Waiting For Godot. Directions for the talk between Michel Houellebecq and Adam Lindemann on 2 June at the French Embassy might well have begun: “A bust of Descartes, a TV. Noonish.” Yes, the provocative author challenged his audience by not showing up to promote his show at Lindemann’s gallery Venus.
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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".