If Arthur Brakob of St. Louis Park was ever to be elected to public office (and he says, “don’t worry; this is highly unlikely”), he has a whole raft of books that he would like to be sworn in on, depending on which office he is elected to. He writes:“City level office (school board up to mayor): For this I would choose something that would remind me of the patience I might need to deal with folks who ask the office for crazy requests.
"Whereas," a collection of poems by writer Layli Long Soldier and published by Graywolf Press of Minneapolis, was chosen as the winner of the National Book Critics Circle prize for poetry. Long Soldier was honored at a ceremony this evening in New York City, along with five other writers--all, as it happens, women. Xioulu Guo, "Nine Continents: A Memoir In and Out of China," (Grove Press), winner for autobiography.
You all know Kate DiCamillo, right? Children's author, rare two-time winner of the Newbery Medal, the 2014 Star Tribune Artist of the Year, lives in Minneapolis, the first Library of Congress Ambassador for Children's Literature. I could go on and on. Her latest novel will be published in October from Candlewick Press, and it's a bit of a departure for her--it's a companion book to "Raymie Nightingale," the first time she's revisited a character in one of her novels.
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".