WHAT IF GOLIATH had a wife? What if she too were an imposing giant chosen by the priests to bear Goliath warrior sons? And what if she crossed paths with David, the future king of Israel who was destined to slay her husband? These are the imaginative wonderings of award-winning Los Angeles-based documentary filmmaker and screenwriter Paul Boorstin in his intriguing new page-turner, David and the Philistine Woman (Top Hat, $19.95).
I can tell the Jewish High Holidays are approaching by the phone calls. I seem to have a hot line, and the most often asked question is: “Can I make the kugel ahead and freeze it?” with “can I freeze the brisket” a close second. Happily the answer is “yes” to both. Whoever invented the freezer should get the Nobel Prize. Imagine expecting a houseful of company and having to make everything at the last minute. The freezer is your friend. Here’s your game plan: Cook. Freeze. Relax.
Decisions, decisions. You want to try something new for Rosh Hashanah, and yet… chances are you’ll go back to brisket, for its richness, for its comfort and for its history laden in tradition. How did brisket become Jewish food anyway? “The earliest Jewish recipes for brisket were mostly from Ashkenazi Jews from Germany,” writes Stephanie Pierson in The Brisket Book. “What these recipes lacked in creativity, they made up for in familiar satisfaction and bulk.
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".