Did you go to Emerald City Comic Con last weekend? I was there on Sunday with my teenage son, and if you’ve been following my posts, you already know why our first stop was the Funko booth. The folks at the Everett-based purveyor of pop-culture figures know how to create demand. Each “Pop!” costs around $15, but some of the most popular can sell for hundreds of dollars online.
After 79 years shining its lights from the corner of Pine St. and 9th Avenue, the 1930s Paramount Theatre sign has weathered and decayed beyond repair and will be replaced. But no worries, taking its place will be an exact replica to be installed over six days starting October 6. Will we notice the swap? “The only difference will be that all the lights will be working,” said Amanda Bedell, the theater’s public relations manager. Only about 80 percent of the 1,932 light bulbs are functioning now.
The statue of Ivar Haglund feeding seagulls at the base of Madison Street is a point of reference along Seattle’s evolving waterfront. Are you like me, counting the days for the Alaskan Way Viaduct to come down? This sketch might be the start of a series of drawings I’ve wanted to do walking Madison Street. Did you know it’s the only Seattle street that directly connects Elliott Bay with Lake Washington?
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".