Last week we reported on Paula Vogel and Lynn Nottage, two female playwrights who blamed “the patriarchy” (in particular New York Times theater critics Ben Brantley and Jesse Green) for the early closings of their plays Indecent and Sweat. Well, thanks to popular demand one of those shows is staying on Broadway a little while longer—critics be damned. Producer Daryl Roth announced last night that Vogel’s play Indecent would play at the Cort Theatre until August 6.
Gabe Pressman, New York’s first television reporter and a legendary journalist whose career lasted over 60 years, died this morning at the age of 93. Pressman’s wife Vera said that he passed away in his sleep after a brief illness. Pressman spent most of his career (over 50 years) at WNBC in New York. “This is an incredibly sad day for the WNBC family,” station president and general manager Eric Lerner said in a statement.
Today is the first full day of summer, not only in the United States but in Europe as well. In the midst of a historic heat wave, European schoolchildren and bus drivers are coming up with creative ways to keep cool—and going viral in the process. Teenage pupils at Isca Academy in Exeter, England were the talk of Twitter today after they wore skirts to school. Thirty boys donned the tartan garments, borrowed from sisters or girlfriends, after being told they couldn’t wear shorts in the hot weather.
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".