The 500th anniversary of the Reformation has provided history nerds with a great excuse to revisit some of the key events of the late 15th and early 16th century. As I noted in a recent Washington Post article, the life of Martin Luther is, in many ways, a window into not only religious trends of that era, but also complex and concurrent shifts in imperial politics, trade, finance, technology and communications.
In case you haven’t yet had a chance to catch up on today’s Indian news, a second arrest has been made in an alleged conspiracy to assassinate Canadian writer Tarek Fatah. According to India Today, the suspect is a career criminal described as “Naseem” (aka “Rizwan”) who is “an exceptionally good shooter,” and allegedly a henchman for a lieutenant of Indian mob boss Dawood Ibrahim.
Walk into a Portuguese butcher shop and you may find a five-century-old blood-sausage delicacy called botifarro de marrano. To taste it is to endure the dread of Jewish existence. The marrano looks like an ordinary pork sausage. To the inexpert tongue, it may even taste like pork. But it’s not. It’s chicken, flecked with red spice. The origins of the marrano go back to the Castilian Alhambra Decree of 1492, which outlawed Judaism in Spain. Jews were forced to choose between conversion, exile or death.
University president on @Laurier students:
"Supports are in place at the University to support them"
I need someone to goolge-translate this from Campus Mush to English before I can even understand it https://t.co/4XIiV7xRjG
@AlexColangelo@guardian And it just unbelievable, on both sides of the Atlantic, how people who wouldn't be caught dead using the wrong kind of pronoun, or watching House of Cards, just casually reel off Aunt Agatha d'haut-en-bas bullshit about people who didn't go to the right schools
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".