This week, Stephanie Dobiecki, adult services librarian at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, brings a cosmic pick and a heartwarming story to Capital Region Reads. "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry," by Neil De Grasse Tyson Have you ever looked up to the stars and wondered about them? This short book, only 222 pages, is full of interesting information. Even while explaining topics like Dark Matter, it is a readable non-fiction book that won’t take you long to finish.
Thanksgiving is upon us, as is the task of cooking the quintessential Thanksgiving turkey. Over the years, chefs and Thanksgiving-day-only-chefs alike have come up with some odd and at times dangerous ways to make their turkeys tasty. The deep-frying method has led to more than a few kitchen/porch fires in the Capital Region alone. However, if you still want to do things a little differently for Thanksgiving, there are safer (and tastier) methods.
CAMBRIDGE — Election season may be coming to a close, but there’s plenty to vote on in “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” which opens at Hubbard Hall Center for the Arts and Education this Friday. The Tony-award winning musical is based on the mystery created and left unfinished by Charles Dickens. It follows a troupe of actors performing the mystery in a much more lighthearted tone and the actors need input from the audience to move the production along.
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".