When Bill Hammond was a younger, vigorous man, he built houses that were solid and strong, good places for families to set down their roots and create memories. He easily climbed ladders to pound in nails and got down on his knees to lay tile. But the years crept up on him. Now, at 90, he spends a lot of time in his chair in his Frankfort home, kept there by his heart condition and the gout in his legs. But Hammond still builds houses — they’re just a bit smaller than they used to be.
There are times, especially in the wake of national tragedies such as the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, when it seems there may be no end to the political strife and divisiveness in this country. But there also is music, which has a profound capacity to bring people together in shared beauty and emotion. That’s what Orli Shaham, the acclaimed pianist who will be joining the Bangor Symphony Orchestra next weekend, believes. She will be playing Bela Bartok’s Piano Concerto No.
Miriam Watkins held a small glass container up to her window. The deep purple liquid within it seemed to glow in the afternoon light streaming inside. The liquid was homemade elderberry syrup, and in a winter of scary news reports about the dangerous strain of the influenza virus that is still spreading like wildfire, the 86-year-old from Belfast looks at the concoction she makes with her own elderberries and local honey as an insurance of sorts.
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".