There’s been much worry in the theater community about Harvey’s lasting effect on the health and sustainability of the city’s smaller companies. Will they all make it, we wonder in hushed concerned tones? What will be sacrificed for the ones that do? Our anxiety is born out of both empathy — we know the struggles small companies are now facing, and out of selfishness – we want more, not less theater in Houston.
It’s hard to pick what feels the most, well, disgraceful, in Ayad Akhtar’s taut and disturbingly powerful 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning drama, Disgraced. Is it the fact that out of a mixture of self-hatred and a desperate desire to be accepted by white New York society and the Jewish-run law firm he works at, high power corporate attorney Amir Abdullah has changed his Muslim surname to the more Indian sounding Kapoor?
The Alley’s flooded! Wortham too! And OMG Hobby Center is taking on water. We in the arts community watched in horror and dismay as some of Houston's largest performance spaces felt the wrath of Harvey’s destructive water. We felt the lump in our throats realizing that spaces would have to be gutted, performances would be cancelled or adversely affected and that it would be the artists and arts administrators that would suffer as a result.
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".