Restaurant reviewers like to believe they operate incognito. That's no easy task in the internet age, and it just got much more difficult for Los Angeles Times restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila (@sirenevribila) who was outed by an angry restaurateur. Actually, first she was kicked out then she was outed. Last night, Virbila showed up with three friends at Red Medicine (@redmedicinela), the recently opened Vietnamese restaurant in Beverly Hills from Adam Fleischman, Noah Ellis and chef Jordan Kahn.
As allegations of sexual assault and impropriety continue to rock the entertainment industry — actors Steven Seagal, Richard Dreyfuss and George Takei have all been accused of sexual misconduct in recent days — a group is planning a demonstration against sexual harassment, for Sunday, Nov. 12 in Hollywood. Television writer and author Tess Rafferty co-organized the Take Back The Workplace March.
The Christmas decorations are coming out, and with the holidays comes holiday shopping. Want to support local SoCal vendors, shop owners and craftspeople while you check the boxes on your gift list? Take your pick from these winter bazaars, craft fairs and gifting events. And have a holly jolly holiday shopping season.
So hubby & I broke the @IKEA curse & didn't murder each other or even have an argument on our recent visit there. He only got moderately annoyed cuz I spent too long looking at curtains. I consider that a win.
Once again, if you are a woman thinking of applying for a job, internship or some other opportunity, I urge you... JUST DO IT! At least 1/3 of your competition will be men who are wildly under-qualified but don't think they are.
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".