Kyle Harris is Westword's Culture Editor, covering politics, film, arts and culture in Denver. He is the former managing editor at the online, nonprofit news site The Colorado Independent. His writing has appeared in publications including OutFront Colorado, Shareable, AfterImage and Clamor. He a...
Listening to Roka Hueka’s danceable Latin ska, it’s easy to forget that the band’s lyrics take on hard issues like immigration and racism. The music’s fun. It keeps you moving. It sounds like the stuff a corporation would love to slap on an advertisement to woo potential customers in the Latino community and beyond. In fact, the group recently entertained such an offer, says founder and frontman Andres Gonzalez.
Pop sensation Lorde, who's dropping her second album, Melodrama, today, June 16, also announced she will be headed out on a 2018 North American tour that starts in Milwaukee on March 1, 2018, and ends in Nashville on April 15. Her tour will hit Denver's Pepsi Center on March 5. General tickets go on sale June 23, at 10 a.m. Visit Lorde online for more information about the album and the tour. Fans who want to take advantage of pre-sale options can sign up for Lorde's e-mail list online.
It's not that disco throwbacks and showtunes are all that bad or that house music beats don't have their place in queer life. But let's get real: By the end of Pride, if we have to hear "I Will Survive" or "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" one more time, we might do something that would make us less than proud. We're in Denver, people, land of the handcrafted and local.
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".