Nelson musician Jesse Lee recently crash-landed back in the Kootenays after an exhausting tour down the west coast with spoken word artist Shane Koyczan—his new album Debris comes out on September 23—but it’s unlikely Lee will be getting much time to rest now that he’s home. The multi-talented musician, named artist of the year at the Kootenay Music Awards earlier this year, has no fewer than 9 creative projects on the go and a variety of recurring gigs at venues around town.
It was about four years ago that Nelson singer Laela Heidt was faced with an impossible decision — report her sexual assailant to police, potentially “ruining his life,” or keep silent about what happened to her. She was 16 years old at the time, a new student to Selkirk College’s music program, and she struggled with what to do.
Last week my social media feeds were deluged by #MeToo posts coming from friends, family members and pretty much every woman I know. Some were pithy copy n’ paste jobs meant to demonstrate the breadth of the issue of sexual harassment and assault, while others went into disturbing detail. One person described a drunken bus grope, another shared raw details about repeated violent encounters with a sexual partner, and many complained about all the men out there who can’t take no for an answer.
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".