“GOODE FRIENDS, for friendship’s sake forbeare to utter what is gossipt here. In social chat lest unaware thy tongue offend thy fellow players.”That’s an inscription above the main fireplace at the Players Club off Gramercy Park, according to a February 2009 column by legendary columnist Liz Smith, who traded in “gossipt” like a woman who was part chocolatier and part gunslinger — and part best friend, the latter a quality not usually associated with members of the tribe.
When you listen to the gifted mezzo-soprano Elizabeth DeShong talk about opera, art, her life as a star in a changing, demanding art form, you think you’re hearing things you’ve heard before. But in truth she’s talking about things with a clarity and an articulation that seems entirely refreshing, in all probability in much the same way she performs and sings.
In opera, as in most things, there is rare, and then there is rare. While the opera repertoire is large in all of its modes, genres and styles, not every opera graduates to the status of a classic, seen dozens of times during the course of a single season. Some have their time in the spotlight, have a grand opening in an opera house from long ago, then disappear … only to reappear, then disappear again, to make way for a “Carmen” or a “Bohème.”November is a month for the rare in 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".