So, you’ve procured a passport and a plane ticket. Visions of distant skies and fantastical vistas await you and, naturally, you are quivering with excitement. Travel — particuarly international travel — is a wonderful and enriching experience, but there are some items you should consider to ensure your health, safety and (most importantly) enjoyment. Millions of Americans travel internationally every year.
There’s a new Mac Daddy in town, or rather, the Mac Daddy has returned, with VegWorcester’s annual Mac Daddy Vegan Mac & Cheese Cook-off headed to Technocopia, 44 Portland St., on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 6-8 p.m.All dishes must be vegan, naturally, so no eggs, dairy or meat products and all dishes must include some form of pasta and a cheese-like substitute for the sauce. The event will include a raffle and the winner will be crowned the 2018 Mac Daddy.
I’ve been the arts and entertainment reporter at Worcester Magazine for three years and I freelanced for the paper for a few years before that. As far as I know, in that time, we’ve never done a “Best of Night and Day” piece to ring in the New Year. Well, 2018, that period has come to an end. I looked back over the past 12 months and picked out stories I thought made the cut. Here are what I thought were some of the most interesting (or fun, or silly) Night & Day stories from 2017.
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".