I cover entertainment news for the Chicago Tribune. From 2007-15, I wrote for the RedEye, the tabloid edition of the Tribune. I covered the Chicago Transit Authority for the paper and maintained its homicide tracker.
Here’s a note for future renters of “Saturday Night Live" alumnus Tim Meadows’ Chicago Airbnb: Meadows has plenty of forks. The Chicago improv veteran, who owns a place in Lincoln Park, told “Late Night" host Seth Meyers that renters of his Airbnb have left behind a jar of grease and lots of forks. “It’d happen like three or four times where I come back and I’d look at my forks and it’d be like three or four new types of forks," Meadows said on Wednesday's show.
Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson is allowing her former fiance to spend time with their 8-year-old son on Thanksgiving, according to paperwork filed in Cook County court this week. Lawyer-turned-professional-wrestler David Otunga can be with David Otunga Jr. from 3 p.m. Thursday until 7 p.m. Friday, according to the amended order of protection. Hudson filed an order of protection against Otunga last week as the couple ended their decade-long relationship.
“Married at First Sight" star Cody Knapek briefly appeared in Cook County court Wednesday to finalize his divorce from Chicago dietitian Danielle DeGroot. “It was a long process, learned a lot, but you know it’s kind of nice to put the final stamp on it,” Knapek told the Tribune after Wednesday’s hearing. “If you asked me to remarry a stranger today, I probably would not. But if I had a time machine that could take me back to when I decided to do the show, I definitely would.
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".