Three decades ago, what a group like the New Kids on the Block could have counted on three decades into its career, if it even lasted that long, was a sporadic concert schedule of C-grade county fairs and oldies tours fulfilled by maybe one or two original members alongside a handful of next-generation nobodies.
Lesley Gore Hits The Radio This Weekend To Celebrate Her BirthdayWe talk a lot, here at Monkey See, about movies and television, often giving you (as we did earlier today) a heads-up about what's on tap for tonight or the weekend. One thing that we don't usually cover is radio, ironically enough. (Or, if you assume that you're offering aid and succor to the Enemy whenever your dial is turned to anything that's not NPR, maybe not so ironically.)
PJ Harvey has mastered the art of expressing vulnerability without betraying much emotion. It’s an exceedingly difficult trick, but she pulled it off for nearly the entire duration of her House of Blues concert on Monday. She acknowledged the audience exactly four times over the course of 90 minutes, the first instance only arriving four songs before the show’s end. And her vocals never pushed an inch for feeling, leaving that for the instruments and the lyrics.
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".