I’ve learned a lot about loss this past year. More than I’ve ever wanted to, but not quite as much as we all have to confront by the end. For some reason grief and loss keeps coming around in immersive theatre in the Southland. I’m not talking about the haunts and horror shows here: those may deal with death but they don’t really deal with loss. Fear and grief might be cousins but they don’t really go well together.
First, Finn is a Stormtrooper. Sanitation might have been part of his duty rotations, but that’s the way a great number of militaries work: non-combat duty shifts mixing in with training and engagements. So calling him a “janitor” is plain wrong. Handheld explosives brought down the shield generator on Endor back in Return of the Jedi, so we can figure that the “thermal oscillator” Starkiller had a similar vulnerability to attack.
Back in high school, Jasmine Adams developed a little trick while she was doing her makeup. Little did she know it would lead her to win a national contest for young entrepreneurs. “I grew up as a swimmer and I used to just have a lot of swimsuits laying around my room,” Adams said. “So when I used to do my makeup every morning, I would mess it up sometimes, and one day the swimsuit just happened to be the closest thing lying there.
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".