San Francisco-based writer Daniel Handler has had an eventful 2017 so far: His children’s novels A Series of Unfortunate Events (written under pen name Lemony Snicket) was made into a Netflix series; he released his sixth novel, All the Dirty Parts; and his first play, Imaginary Comforts, or the Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit, is on stage at Berkeley Repertory Theatre through November 19.
National Poetry Day is on the first Thursday in October. This year, it falls on October 5th. Here at HG, we are celebrating how women poets have shaped our lives. We began studying the basics of poetry in the fourth grade. Our teacher gave each of us three sheets of paper containing a haiku, a sonnet, and a freeform work from a poet whose major defining characteristic was his ownership of 13 cats. She read each poem twice — once with our eyes closed — and then asked the same question after each.
Sunday night at Downtown Stage, The xx showed that it still relies on stripped sounds thoughtfully put together. The UK trio kicked off a tour for their third album early this year, stopping at Life Is Beautiful on September 24. In addition to showing how much we still love their older music, the trio seems to have grown into their individual personas as well.
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".