Rhode Island filmmaker Mike Messier’s name may not register like Scorcese’s or Spielberg’s, but when it comes to passion for his craft, Messier is as big as it gets in a small state. He’s won sixteen awards for his work, acted in films starring Meryl Streep, Richard Jenkins and Frances McDormand, hosts a local cable show called “Messier Mantra,” and was recently lead screenwriter on Anders Manor, a horror film produced by Rhode Island filmmaker Tom DeNucci, which will be released this fall.
The first time pianist/actress/model Juri Love of Foxborough stood on stage at the Boston GreenFest was in 2010, when she was “very pregnant,” she said, and modeling for the festival’s EcoFashion Show. On Aug. 11, she was on stage again, playing the piano as her son, Jaden Onwuakor, sang the national anthem to open the 10th annual three-day festival. He would be the child she was very pregnant with years earlier.
To hear and feel the clackety clack of steel wheels on a railroad track is one thing. To be the literal driving force behind it is quite another. At Rail Explorers in Portsmouth, part of the Newport and Narragansett Bay Railroad, you pump bicycle pedals that turn the wheels to propel a heavy steel custom-made rail sled along a six-mile stretch of track. Rail Explorers was founded in upstate New York by husband and wife team Alex Catchpoole and Mary Jo Lu, who opened in Rhode Island this summer.
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".