Opera singer Joseph Keckler, the author of Outbook Club’s first selection, “Dragon at the Edge of a Flat World: Portraits and Revelations,” discusses performing verses writing and the necessity of false eyelashes in the workplace:Along with performing, your writing path has included plays, music and editorial prose. Was writing this book of essays a natural evolution? I worked on it quietly for years. Two of the essays were written before I was of drinking age. I revised them since, aging and drunk.
When addressing the flexibility of his desires, first-time author and artist Joseph Keckler describes himself as “a liquid asset in the economy of desire. Converted easily.”A descendant of Kalamazoo, Mich., “where vowels are stillborn,” Keckler is often mistaken for a variety of ethnic identities — and Cher. As a result, he has come to think of himself as “an ethnic wildcard” and “a sexual buffet.” He writes:Oh, I’ve been with men and I’ve been with women.
Longtime activist and winner of the 2017 Lambda Literary Award for his memoir, “When We Rise: My Life in the Movement,” Cleve Jones reflects on 1970’s San Francisco and working with Harvey Milk. And regarding the future of LGBTQ advocacy, he has a few suggestions. Congratulations on your recent (and much deserved) Lambda Literary Award.
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".