Stringing a strand or two of Christmas lights around the porch can be an exhausting endeavor — though the results are lovely. But if you’re looking for something bigger and bolder this season, you still have time to visit some of the area’s best-known holiday light displays. 1. The Illumination Tour, put on by the Somerville Arts Council, features an evening of holiday light trolley tours, which is something you won’t want to miss this holiday season.
Making gingerbread houses and paper snowflakes at home with little ones is fun for only so long. If you’re at a loss for what to do with the tots when you venture out, don’t fret.Here are 10 events where you and the kids are sure to get into the holiday spirit. 1.Sure, you can watch “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at home, but experiencing it onstage is something your kids won’t forget.
Thursday, as part of its public art series Playful Perspective, the Greenway Conservancy is unveiling two sculptures by Iranian artist Aakash Nihalani at Fort Point Channel Parks. “Balancing Act I” and “Balancing Act II,” which play with perception and gravity, will be on display for one year. This will allow people to see them through all four seasons, said Lucas Cowan, the conservancy’s art curator. The sculptures, each 9 feet tall and 2½ inches thick, are tipsy and block-like.
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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
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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".