Hull’s year as City of Culture is celebrated in a new comedy by James Graham. He spoke to Theatre correspondent Nick Ahad. He’s on the hottest streak a British playwright has enjoyed in literally decades. In December 2017 he had two brand new plays in the West End with another on the way, so James Graham is probably feeling fairly confident that his new work will be a hit. Not so. All he knows is, it’s happening.
I’ve spent a fortnight now trying compose a perfect tweet (I’m increasingly of the belief that the main reason I’m not Hemingway yet is because he did not have to battle the myriad distractions of social media by which I am constant assailed). I want to tweet something, and I am well aware of how pathetic the amount of thought I am giving this is by the way, that sums up my ire towards Millennials and their opinions on a little TV show called Friends.
In a new BBC radio documentary, Being Kay Mellor, Nick Ahad traces the incredible journey of the Leeds lass who became a one woman British Television powerhouse. “I met her for a lunch to talk about Fat Friends the musical and I was dead nervous because she’s, well she’s just an icon of British TV. Then when you meet her she’s just so normal and lovely,” says Jodie Prenger. The West End and TV star sums up the appeal of not just Kay Mellor the person, but the appeal of Kay Mellor the writer.
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".