I am an arts, entertainment, education and technology journalist and writer based in Southern California. I'm also a visual art critic, tutor and college educator. Currently, I'm arts and culture editor of LA Weekly, one of the nation's oldest alternative newspapers. You can find us at laweekly.c...
Twelve stories above Pershing Square in the heart of downtown, Robert Vargas paints. He paints along the side of a beige, converted apartment building at 5th and Hill streets six days a week — soon to be seven. Lathering on brown, ochre, yellow and red Behr paints with 4-inch-wide house brushes, he works diligently on a multicultural mural that he says will be the largest by a single artist in the world.
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA goes live, a chocolate tasting and talk at the Getty, and ways to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday. Here are 21 fun and engaging things to do and see in L.A. this week. The next two weeks are jammed with live movement and dance performances as the Getty and collaborators all over Metro L.A. launch Pacific Standard Time: Live Art LA/LA, the festival's live-performance component.
As a girl growing up in Vienna, Marion Glatz loved the traditional New Year’s concert, or Neujahrskonzert. The annual event featured singing, ballroom and ballet dancing, a live symphony orchestra and much merriment. “We grew up with this concert, and we always watched it,” said Glatz, who co-founded the North American Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert in 1995 and continues to serve with her husband, Attila Glatz, as executive producer.
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".