This year’s Pulitzer Prize awards have been announced. The New York Times and Los Angeles Times each got two. ProPublica won its second —the first Pulitzer to go to a collection of stories not published in print. No prize was awarded for breaking news (the Post came closest, for breaking-news photography). Also missing from the winners circle: any coverage of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. In the Letters, Drama, and Music column, “Washington: A Life,” by Ron Chernow, was among the winners.
In this week’s issue of the magazine, Jon Lee Anderson talks to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad . You can test your knowledge of the Iranian President with the quiz below. Make sure to fill in the “essay portion” at the end. We’ll run the best responses with next week’s quiz.
“In July of 1997, our chef had disciplined one of his kitchen staff. To get back at him, the staff member and his three brothers — two line cooks, the sous-chef and the chef garde manger — walked out and turned off the printer, which is how the kitchen gets the orders. We didn’t find out right away — not what you want to happen at the height of service for more than 400 people, one of whom was a critic from .
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".