In an uplifting reunion Tuesday at Revolution Hall, Pete Souza showcased the humanity that is possible, if ever removed, from the White House. The official photographer for two presidents, Souza arrived with the photogenic highlights of his best-selling book, "Obama: An Intimate Portrait." Tickets to the show sold out in three minutes. As Miriam Sontz, the chief executive at Powell's Books, introduced Souza, she said, "I'm looking at 800 of the luckiest people in Portland."
As we search for the exit doors from a turbulent year, I want to update four stories I featured here in 2017. There's a moment or two to celebrate, beginning with the revival of the Fair & Moral claims' process at Portland's City Hall. Earlier this year, Margie Sollinger, the city ombudsman, went to bat for Nguyet Le, who owns a rental home on Northeast 81st Avenue.
You are awash, I know, in holiday reading lists. But before you curl up by the fire with another epic tale of the human condition, you should read "Empire of Pain" in the Oct. 30 issue of The New Yorker. The investigative piece, by Patrick Radden Keefe, re-introduces us to three Brooklyn-born brothers -- Arthur, Mortimer and Raymond Sackler - and the family business: Purdue Pharma. Purdue is the creative force and marketing genius behind OxyContin, the king of the opioids.
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".