Oakland takes center stage in two buzzed-about movies debuting at the Sundance Film Festival. “Blindspotting,” an edgy comedy starring and co-written by Oakland native Daveed Diggs (a Tony Award-winner for “Hamilton”) was one of the famed festival’s opening night screenings Thursday. Diggs told the Associated Press the film was drawn from his experiences growing up in Oakland and by what is going on there now.
So, what are you doing this weekend? If you are weighing your options, we’re here to help with some savvy tips on cool stuff to do in the Bay Area Jan. 18-21 and beyond. Any time you can plug the name “St. Vincent” into your things-to-do list, you’re off to a pretty fine start. The phenomenal singer-songwriter-guitarist tops Jim Harrington’s list of top concerts to catch, which you will find here. In jazz, a young stud on the vibraphones with a massive family pedigree is headed our way.
1 “Rent”: It’s been 20-plus years since Jonathan Larson adapted “La Boheme” as a rock musical that followed a ramshackle group of young, artsy and poor New Yorkers dealing with drugs, disease, homelessness and love. Larson died suddenly before the play ever opened and one can only imagine how he’d feel seeing his play acknowledged as a game-changer and celebrating its two-decade milestone with a national tour that comes to Broadway San Jose beginning Jan. 23.
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".