Book Review: 'The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn' by Robert P. WatsonTowering over a crypt on a hill in Brooklyn's Fort Greene Park is a 149-foot obelisk. Hundreds if not thousands of people pass near it every day. Park visitors sometimes stop to take a photo. But to a great many of them, probably most, the import of the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument is lost.
The eight tracks on Jeff Dingler's new jazz album In Transit are as fascinating as they are beautiful. In ways both abstract and concrete, the songs reflect the cross-cultural inspirations that fueled the New York-and-Ethiopia-based bassist-composer, who teaches music at Mekene Yesus University in Addis Ababa. Dingler's melodic, high-register bass solos adorn several of the more reflective tracks, while Brad Shepik's transcendent guitar work gives the album much of its melodic grace.
Twentieth-century music from three composers with ties to Juilliard sounded fresh in the Juilliard Orchestra's program last Thursday at Lincoln Center. Conductor Gerard Schwarz led the young musicians in thoughtful and spirited readings of mid-century works by David Diamond and William Schuman (Schuman was president of Juilliard from 1945-1962), and the 1978 Concerto for Viola and Orchestra by Jacob Druckman, who taught at the school for many years.
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".