Sitting across from Jason Reuter at The Root Note earlier this week, I was trying to imagine the surprise and delight he must have experienced about six weeks ago, sitting just a few feet away. He was checking the website for the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, in which he had entered two songs.Reuter had entered a solo piano piece in the classical category back in the mid-1990s, not long after he graduated from Coulee Region Christian School, but he came up empty.
A hysterical rumination on the crass commercialization of Christmas, “The Santaland Diaries” tells the story of an unemployed actor who takes a job as a Macy's elf during the holiday crunch. At first the job is simply humiliating, but once the throngs of visitors start pouring through Santa's workshop, he becomes battle-weary and bitter, occasionally taking out his frustrations on children and parents alike.
“Art and Soul: A Quest for Healing Through Art,” an exhibit of paintings, prints and sculpture by Daniel McConnell, is on display in the Undercroft Gallery of Christ Church, 111 N. Ninth St. The work was created over the past two years by McConnell, a young man with autism, in collaboration with his mother, Mindy, and healing arts instructor Sandy Whiteman.
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".