The body can heal from violence or illness. So too does the mind. The mental scars are hidden, though, and those wounds can be held open for years or even lifetimes if they are not balmed. Sometimes even physical problems can be related back to what the mind is doing. Heal Thy Self is a book of stories that line up like stepping stones - 31 in total - between the reader and a better life. Each story is one of survival, trauma, abuse and how the writer overcame those obstacles.
Two generations of musical warrior will draw swords together on local ground. Carole Pope is by now Canadian music royalty, kicking down the doors of gender in her band Rough Trade using all the subtly of a bulldozer. In the 1980s, the single High School Confidential was a catchy, risque ode to teenage lust but for the first time ever on Top 40 radio it was unabashedly lesbian in perspective. More like that followed - her pen and tongue equally sharp.
Prince George entertainers are tuning up to help the victims of the Cariboo-Chilcotin wildfires. An all-star team of musicians and comedians has been assembled for a night of melody and mirth on Friday. The leader of local comedy group Improv Shmimprov put in the first calls to assemble this talent. Stephen St. Laurent is a longtime community actor, comedian, videographer and film director.
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 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".