The world has gone mad. Today alone we’ve added public-radio talker Garrison Keillor and Today show host Matt Lauer to the mushrooming list of famous men fired for sexual impropriety in and around the workplace. Influential journalists for The New York Times and NPR, too, have been shown the exits in the last week or so — one of them an editor I knew peripherally, and even kind of liked.
Yâ€™all know The Second City is kind of a thing, right? I mean, yâ€™know it at least vaguely? Been around for a while, some of its veterans gone on to fame and fortune, that sort of thing? I ask because itâ€™s easy to get blasĂŠ, living in D.C. and doing what some of us do. You spend an evening covering a black-tie reception and come home with a photo where you, Bob Dylan, and Jessye Norman are accidentally all in the same frame.
After his Woolly Mammoth debut with The Second City’s Black Side of the Moon in 2016, writer/performer Felonious Munk returns to Woolly with Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains). Woolly Mammoth Literary Fellow Mia Levenson spoke with Munk about how the show evolved from his life story and its relevance inside and outside of the comedy world. As he told us in Black Side of the Moon, “It’s never just about the jokes.”What made you decide to become a comedian?
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".