By Lauren Korduner, Special to the Independent – Music In Common participants take a break from songwriting before their performance: standing, Amina Akbarzada and Athraa Alsraihat; kneeling, Rylee Bullington and Max Fruman; floor, Wyatt Beckley. Photos by Todd Mack. Surrounded by art in the dimly lit main showroom of BC Space Gallery, six teens circle and contemplate lyrics on a screen. Yesterday, they were strangers just beginning to get to know one another.
By Lauren Korduner, Special to the IndependentWith the house lights on in Legion Hall, home to No Square Theatre since 2009, the cast of “Lagunatics” chat in groups of two or three. Kristen Matson, a cast member for two years running, just returned from this past Tuesday’s City Council meeting. She recounts the surprising missive she delivered to council members at the public hearing.
By Lauren Korduner, Special to the IndependentErosion occurring at the city’s newly acquired 12.8 acres at 1199 Lewellyn Drive constitutes an “immediate threat to adjacent properties,” prompting city officials to authorize emergency contracts for nearly $700,000 to remedy the situation. The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday, Sept. 26, to authorize City Manager John Pietig to enter into emergency contracts to prevent further slippage on the grounds.
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".