Rob Bennett for The Wall Street JournalEarlier this month, Metropolis contributor Nando DiFino told the unlikely story of New Year’s novelty glasses — a fad born two decades ago that has proved remarkably persistent and pervasive. Since the big day is here, bringing tens of thousands of freezing, plastic-glasses-wearing revelers to Times Square for New Year’s Eve, we wanted to take a look back at this two part series.
Here’s one way to put a positive spin on a less-than-perfect restaurant inspection:Zach Seward for The Wall Street JournalCer Té, a sandwich shop on 55th Street in Midtown, added a few extra letters to the B posted in its window under the city’s new restaurant-grading system, which reflects scores on sanitary inspections by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson, 64, a self-described suburban guy and househusband, lives with his scientist wife and two adult sons in a decidedly unfuturistic split-level home in Davis, Calif. He writes his novels at a round metal table in the front yard, shaded by tarps and accompanied by the soft sounds of wind chimes and, occasionally, jazz or classic rock playing on a weathered-looking boombox.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".