I’ve been trying to figure it out for weeks, and I’ve finally settled on a type. It's the tragic, international, political drama, and the greatest specimen of the season is San Francisco author Kirstin Chen’s Bury What We Cannot Take, which takes place in early Maoist China. To the patter of rain, streaks of sunlight, and howling wind, I fell into this novel — Chen’s second, following the popular Soy Sauce for Beginners. In Bury What We Cannot Take, a misjudged moment of anger uproots a family.
There is a moment in women’s lives I think about a lot — the turning from girlhood to womanhood. This becoming is an urgent transition, but it is more damaging for some than others. Even the smallest sign of crossing into female adulthood can trigger the age-old treatment of women as if they were goods. Girls Burn Brighter is the kind of book you open and fall into. This is the confident, assured debut from San Francisco-based Shobha Rao.
We may think of the U.S.-Mexico border as a solid boundary, but where it is marked by the erosion-prone Rio Grande, “the border, no matter how painstakingly fixed upon the land, [changes] its course [endlessly] with the whims of [the] river,” writes poet, academic, and former U.S. Border Patrol agent Francisco Cantú in his debut memoir, The Line Becomes a River. A son of immigrants himself, Cantú became a Border Patrol agent to learn about the border firsthand after graduating college.
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".