James Charisma is a writer and editor from Honolulu, covering stories in the fields of arts, entertainment, and pop culture. His work has appeared in Playboy, Paste, Complex, Hi-Fructose, Hyperallergic, Thrillist, Inverse, Knockout, Where Traveler, Edible, Whitehot, and other publications.
See actors Cary Elwes of The Princess Bride, Kevin Sorbo of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Jewel Staite of Joss Whedon’s cult series Firefly. Maybe meet award-winning comic illustrator David Mack of Kabuki and Fight Club 2 fame. It all goes down at the third annual Comic Con Honolulu, returning to the Hawai‘i Convention Center Friday through Sunday, July 28–30.
Two days after our national Independence Day holiday on July Fourth is another important anniversary for all Americans to gather and celebrate something else we hold dearest to our hearts (and arteries): delicious golden fried chicken. Yes, National Fried Chicken Day is a real thing and, yes, you better believe we’re going to celebrate properly. We may not be able to take off work but, thankfully, there are plenty of Hawai‘i restaurants serving incredible fried chicken to help us celebrate.
Turns out the latest food trend sweeping the Big Apple is a favorite mainstay from Hawai‘i: poke. Sometimes spelled with an accent on the letter E, presumably so people won’t pronounce the word like it rhymes with “joke,” poke bowls have become the current hip dish in Manhattan from the Upper West Side to the South Street Seaport.
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".