Whether you're a true da Vinci or a Bob Ross fanatic, it's hard to resist the itch to try your hand at your very own jack-o'-lantern when Halloween comes around every year. But with carving always comes a mess -- pumpkin guts on the kitchen table, all over the floor, spilling out of your garbage can. This year, swap the cleanup for a brewski. Fans of this chain of beer bars will be excited to know that not just one but all four D-FW locations are hosting pumpkin-carving contests this year.
If you can't remember the last time a Friday the 13th fell in October, you probably aren't alone. It was 11 years ago, in 2006. Fans of the strange and unusual are surely celebrating this spooky alignment once again. As if you needed another reason to celebrate, this is the last Friday the 13th of the year. Plan accordingly with these ideas for chilling fun. For only $5 on Friday the 13th (and Saturday the 14th), you can take the Murder and Mayhem Tour in Farmers Branch.
You should be paying attention to the case of Colorado cake artist Jack Phillips. After all, your freedom depends on it. Jack is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to restore his right to live and work according to his faith after being sued by a couple for declining to design a custom cake for their same-sex wedding. Today, Alliance Defending Freedom filed its opening brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on Jack’s behalf.
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".