Many have read stories about queens, but how often do you get a chance to be read a story by one? If you were at the Spadina Road branch of the Toronto Public Library on Thursday night, you would have had the unique opportunity to be read to by two. For Toronto Pride, drag performers Eva Lasting and Aura Nova took part in a free reading event that they hope can spur dialogue for, and affect understanding of, LGBT issues.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Tuesday she was prepared to make changes to the country's human rights laws in order to fight extremism at home. "As we see the threat changing, evolving, becoming more complex, we need to ensure that our police and our security and our intelligence agencies have the powers they need," May said at a campaign stop in Slough. Britons head to the polls on June 8 to vote in the general election.
What is definition of "covfefe?" What is its language origin? Are there alternate pronunciations? Thankfully, the judges at the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee didn't pose the "word" to contestants on Wednesday and Thursday near Washington, D.C. Instead, they tackled actual words like nyctinasty, lambdacism and catafalque. Here's a look at some of the words the spellers got right, some they spelled wrong, and what they all mean. The final round is set for tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET.
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".