Phillip Valys covers general arts and entertainment for the Sun Sentinel and SouthFlorida.com. Though his focus is on the visual arts and music scenes, he's easily distracted by food festivals. An FAU graduate, his work has appeared in Forum Publishing Group's chain of weeklies, the Miami Herald ...
Khoffner German Fest (an Oktoberfest party at a German-owned brewery), 4 p.m.-midnight Friday, Sept. 22, at Khoffner Brewery USA, 1110 NE Eighth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; $5 for any pint; 954) 614-2746 or Khoffner.us and Facebook event page Kegs and Cleanup (a Hurricane Irma-themed cleanup and bar crawl), 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, at the Wynwood Yard, 56 NW 29th St., Miami; $15-$20, with proceeds benefiting Debris Free Oceans; 305-351-0366 or TheWynwoodYard.com and Eventbrite.com Oktoberfest...
The Florida Everglades are merciless and unforgiving in Christina Pettersson’s new performance-art video “Furies of the Swamp,” in which a 19th century hunting camp is attacked by knife-wielding spirits wearing black cloaks. Pettersson and two other women portray the spirits, who take revenge against three plume hunters, whom they consider to be partly responsible for killing 5 million birds a year and savaging Florida's shorebird population.
On his fifth day of trucking down the Upper and Middle Keys last week, Jose Herrera parked his bright yellow pickup in front of a home in Islamorada. Canned hurricane supplies and water rattled in the flatbed. Inside the house, the homeowner, a local schoolteacher, stood waist-deep in beach sand.
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.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".