All good things must come to an end, and in the case of the Pacific Conservatory Theatre (PCPA), its 53rd season is closing with a production of one of the most compelling and dynamic plays ever conceived for the theater—August Wilson’s Fences. Part of Wilson’s legendary 10-play Pittsburgh Cycle, Fences racked up awards when it first debuted on Broadway (with James Earl Jones in the lead role).
It’s not too late for local photographers to enter the 22nd annual Winning Images photography competition. Winners will be published in the New Times and Sun’s Winning Images issues on Oct. 19. The photos will also be featured in an exhibit at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA), which opens Oct 18. Deadline for entries is Sept. 25 by 5 p.m. Categories include people, architecture, flora, land/seascape, animals (previous winner pictured), travel, and open.
As news broke of the horrendous and terrifying Equifax hack, which has exposed the private information of more than 143 million people, I was struck by one persistent and nagging thought: Those hackers are in for a helluva surprise when they try to do anything with my crappy financial history. Here’s my financial picture: I’m broke, getting broker, going to be broke for a long-ass time. I have no idea what my credit score is and I certainly have no interest in finding out.
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".