Last week, I decided to walk to a meeting in Clifton from the Post’s offices on Temple Way. It was a bright, November morning and the city looked beautiful in the long shadows of the golden winter sunlight. My route took me across Castle Park, past Corn Street, down Broad Street, over Nelson Street, up Christmas Steps and on to Park Row.
You know what it’s like. You’re shopping in Cabot Circus and you bump in to a Hollywood A-lister. That’s exactly what happened to Ross Kingsland, who was in Quakers Friars at lunchtime and found himself face-to-face with Kiefer Sutherland. Ross recognised the 24 star and asked him for a selfie with a difference. “I’m a big fan, seen all the 24s and other films and I knew it was him straight away”, Ross, who was visiting from Exeter, told the Bristol Post.
Shakespeare has an extraordinary ability to portray history, character and emotion with an insight and language that are timelessly accurate. So it may not have been by design, but the Old Vic could not have chosen a better week to begin the staging of this superb collaboration between the theatre and the Old Vic Theatre School. Because Julius Caesar is a work that always has more resonance at times of political instability.
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".