“I’m really bad at math,” Cazzie David says as I show her how to use a MetroCard machine. It’s her explanation for why, after a lifetime of visits to New York, the L.A.-based 23-year-old has never ridden the subway.“I know it takes no math to ride the subway,” she clarifies in her deep, disarming monotone, getting out her credit card to purchase a single ride.
You’re a real renaissance man. Well, I used to be an art director and an illustrator, but then the publishing industry died. So I took acting lessons at the American Globe Theatre, got a few head shots, answered an ad in Backstage for a murder-mystery company, and I’ve been with them now for 18 years. A murder-mystery company? We do a dinner-theater show on Saturday nights at Arno’s restaurant, where the audience has to guess who the killer is. It’s about a mob boss, and I play a city councilman.
I love your Popsicles. The shirt’s from H&M. So are my pants. I get a lot of things there, but sometimes H&M doesn’t have that extra push, you know? And it’s a little too normal. I go to thrift stores in Soho, and I still have my days where I go to Strawberry or Conway, which is called Fallas now. I go to the one on 116th Street constantly. The thing is, I know how to make my clothes look more expensive than they are. How? You have to carry yourself well, and you gotta smile.
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".