The Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival sails back into New London this weekend, featuring everything from the USS Cole to a Coast Guard staged search and rescue demo to a chowder challenge to maritime educational displays. The fighting ship USS Cole is an Arleigh Burke Class guided missile destroyer that was the target of a suicide bombing attack by al-Qaeda in Yemen in 2000. Seventeen crew members were killed, and 39 were injured. The Cole has since been repaired and is back on duty.
This is the first of the Steve Coogan-Rob Brydon “Trip” movies I’ve seen, and, boy, what I’ve been missing! How entertaining to listen to two Brit wits banter as they travel through a scenic country (I dare say that Spain has never looked so stunning) and nosh on outrageously delicious-looking food. Coogan and Brydon are a hoot in this largely improvised film, as their thinly fictionalized characters try to one-up each other with their comic inventiveness.
For a brief, shining moment, the Connecticut Renaissance Faire was held in Norwich. Ah, the jousting and jesting that went on at the Dodd Stadium site! But the faire — which aims to show what a harvest festival might have been like in the Middle Ages — moved on. This year, it will be in the town of Lebanon, so you have to drive a bit to go back in time. The Lebanon Lions Fairgrounds will be flush with knights and fire eaters and musicians on Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 2 through Oct. 9.
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".