Much like a beautifully baked pie, Vancouverites are a little bit flaky. We lament our status as a “lonely city,” yet there’s actually a term – the Vancouver Intention – for our habit of saying to friends that we want to hang out, without ever actually intending to. Party planners will also note that, when it’s raining, when it’s not raining, and on any day ending in “day,” about 20 per cent of the people who RSVP for an event simply won’t show up.
The Phantom of the Opera is meant to wow. From its glittering, back-stage pass to the drama-filled machinations of a Parisian opera house, to its soaring arias and duets, to its showy pyrotechnics and moody depths, there’s a reason it’s one of the most beloved and long-running Broadway musicals in history.
The sun is slowly beginning its descent over Nova Scotia when we reach Afie Jurvanen by phone. It feels like an appropriate time of day to chat with the Finnish-Canadian musician, otherwise known as the singer-strummer Bahamas, whose jangly chords, hazy, bittersweet melodies and very moniker evoke the image of peach-toned rays saying adieu.
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".