The past can be a pest or a pain, dragging nasty memories into our heads and making us regret old decisions, activities or lovers. But the past can also have its rewards, and a great many are to be vividly found in two very different shows available for your viewing pleasure this week. The first is “Nelson Algren Live,” a 73-minute-long film that makes its Chicago premiere at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St. (www.siskelfilmcenter.org).
“Halloween is the most America holiday,” Mark Kelly was saying on a recent Saturday night as the sun dipped below the skyline to the west and hundreds of people gathered along the stretch of sidewalk on Columbus Drive between Balbo Drive and Monroe Street in Grant Park. Some of these people were in costume. Most were not.
A new album from Bonnie Koloc is always a cause for celebration, and though there have never been enough of them (15 in 40 years) her newest, titled “Seems Like Yesterday,” sounds so very much like yesterday that it will transport you back to times and places you may have forgotten but will be happy to revisit. It is a gathering of 16 songs, many of them recorded long ago at an amazing place called Amazingrace in Evanston.
Just one hour 10-11 tonight on @KoganAfterHours but great guests: Dr. David Ansell on new book, “The Death Gap: How Inequality Kills, and Liz Garibay about “Chicago Style: An Exposition of Original Hot Dog Inspired Beers” Saturday at Theater on the Lake. @ChicagoBrewseumhttps://t.co/w7wX6WqnYS
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".