If you think you can write or draw the next “Batman” or “Big Nate,” you might want to set your sights on a comics convention this weekend in Maryland. The Small Press Expo, also known as SPX, has showcased independent comic artists and publishers in Bethesda, Maryland, since 1994. This year’s festival, held Saturday and Sunday, will feature artists selling and showing off their art in booths in a large convention hall.
The Summer of KidsPost has taken us to balmy beaches and scenic summertime locations, but some kids took the opportunity this summer to escape the heat for a winter preview. Emma and Daniel Paul of Arlington, Virginia, packed their coats for a European vacation that took them to Gullfoss waterfall in Iceland. The name Gullfoss translates from Icelandic to “golden waterfall,” and it is a popular attraction for visitors.
The Summer of KidsPost has taken us all over the world, but a hot spot for our readers this summer was Japan. The Land of the Rising Sun is known for its stunning visual arts, architecture and food. Brothers William and Steven Richards of Burke, Virginia, took a trip to Kinkaku-ji (pronounced kin-KAH-koo-GEE) in Kyoto. The name translates to Temple of the Golden Pavillion.
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".