When Out There goes to an art museum, there's always one initial, telling click of an art buzz, like that moment when the caffeine kicks in after downing a double espresso. When we visited the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University (students call it "The Farm") earlier this month, that click came in front of an oil painting by Alice Neel , "The Arab" (1976), a striking portrait composed in the artist's spare but vivid style. We were high on art.
A few Bestie winners at Best Bookstore Dog Eared Books include (front row) Best DJ Michael Chu/MC2, Best Drag King Alex U Inn; (back row) Best Choral Group winner San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus members Gary Mendelson, Frank Marx, Peter Zimmerman and the late Ryan Nunez; Best Male Cabaret Singer Jason Brock; and Best HIV/AIDS Nonprofit, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation's LifeCycle riders (Best LGBT Fundraiser) Parker Trewin and Art Desuyo. Photo: Gareth GoochBehold the 2017 Besties, the B.A.R.
This year more than ever, we needed to be with our LGBTQ brothers and sisters at opening night of the San Francisco LGBTQ Film Festival. As it happened, the Frameline 40 opening-night film, Kiki, profiled queer youth of color, so it seemed right up-to-date with the week's blood-soaked headlines.
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".