In a South Asheville subdivision, Isabella Hock, 13, was spending her Sunday cleaning her room when the high-pitched, familiar notes of “The Entertainer” came jingling down her street. “I told everyone in the house,” said Hock, wearing pajamas in her driveway with her siblings. She danced to the music as Norman’s ice cream truck parked in front of her home. There is a sense of urgency among Karen Chrisman’s young customers, who run outside in their socks or PJ’s to get a frozen treat.
Produce at the grocery store has become a uniform sight with rows of perfectly round tomatoes and identical baby carrots carefully packaged in glistening plastic. Driven to the store across many miles and borders, our food loses connection to the ground it sprung from. Picked from hanging boughs or plucked from the earth, every year a full bounty arrives in a spectacle on a scale urbanites rarely witness. Luckily for me, a small portion of this bounty is delivered to the Citizen-Times weekly.
There’s no denying that most outdoor adventures you take in Western North Carolina are going to be gorgeous. But what’s the point if you can’t prove it to friends and family when you make it down off the mountain and back to your favorite brewery? The Citizen-Times photography staff has got your back with some of our best tips for outdoor photography. Whether you’ve got the priciest gear or just your trusty smartphone, there should be something here for you. Composition.
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".