Since reading Elizabeth McCracken’s Niagara Falls All Over Again — a stunning novel about a comedy duo at the twilight of the vaudeville era — I’ve been thinking a lot about old jokes. Are they still funny? Do they keep their meaning? What happens to old jokes when the joke-teller dies? All fame is fleeting, of course, but, unlike most stars of stage and screen, comic actors are not so much admired as appreciated. They inspire a visceral, temporary reaction in their audience.
Bodymania @ Lightbox Film Center Short films from the ’60s and ’70s with overt sexual themes that reflect their time period. Lisa Crafts, animator/creator of 1976’s Desire Pie, will participate in a post-screening discussion. This is part of Lightbox’s Independent Frames: American Experimental Animation in the 1970s + 1980s series which focuses on independent films with “frame-by-frame animations.” The series continues on Saturday with Shape and Structure, Introspection and Underground Cartoons.
Those Victorians were a macabre sort, weren’t they? Seems like they were always getting together for séances and picnics in cemeteries, and arranging dead pets in dioramas that towed the line between the cute and the hideous. A new exhibition at the Mütter Museum — Woven Strands: The Art of Human Hair Work, which opens tonight, Thursday, January 18 — explores yet another way some 19th century people dealt with death.
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".