Knoxville in the past can seem like this city does in dreams. It’s recognizably the same place, but with familiar landmarks slightly twisted and lots of unsettling differences, erupting with odd events that don’t make sense. During Christmas week, 1917, you could walk into the Holston building and, at the L&N counter, buy a ticket to Havana. Then you could walk down the street to the familiar Bijou Theatre to see Felix, the Mind Reading Duck.
1. For most of the period from Knoxville's founding to the year 1844, Knoxvillians hardly celebrated Christmas at all. December 25 was a regular working day. Knoxvillians had probably heard of Christmas, but regarded it as an Old World Catholic holiday. 2. What made the difference was a short novel by Charles Dickens called A Christmas Carol. Popularized in America in 1844, it persuaded all employers to avoid the example of Ebenezer Scrooge.
The Works of James Agee, Vol 5 Complete Film Criticism: Reviews, Essays, and Manuscripts edited by Charles MalandLast summer, a few weeks before the Mercury closed as a weekly print paper, I got a review copy of Chuck Maland‘s new UT Press collection of James Agee’s movie reviews. I enjoyed a summer afternoon with Maland, UT’s ranking scholar of cinema history, at his pleasant home, with an eye toward writing a feature profile of some sort.
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
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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".