When he was commissioned to create 600 square feet of painting for the new Four Seasons in the Seagram Building — the most prestigious public commission awarded to an abstract expressionist — Rothko was relatively unknown; his dripped and flung paintings were only starting to gain recognition. The commission became the peak of his success but also the beginning of his downfall. Both his life and art began to unravel. In 1959, Rothko returned the money and angrily withdrew his paintings.
During this year’s Canada 150 celebrations and anniversaries of the country’s contributions in the First and Second World Wars, much of the emphasis has been on the heroic and history-making. A new book puts the spotlight on smaller-scale activities that made a big impact during those conflicts. Behind the Lines is a collection of 17 essays by local experts created by the McIntosh Gallery with support from the Western Canada 150 Committee.
If brown paper packages tied up with string are a few of your favourite things, mark your calendar for the Poplar Hill Christmas home tour Nov. 17 and 18. An 1865 yellow-brick farmhouse decorated by Katlin Sumner Designs welcomes visitors through a lane bordered by towering pines. Inside, the play of textures mixes old farmhouse and modern trends. “I tried to go with the character of the house and bring back the old farmhouse style with vintage finds and antiques,” said Sumner.
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".