The Crescent City is replete with haunted spots, from dive bars to graveyards, so when the spookiest holiday of the year rolls around, you can bet this town knows how to celebrate. New Orleans is one of the most unique and spirited places in America, hands down—so it’s no surprise that the city’s Halloween festivities go above and beyond the norm. Here, three events to put on your late October to-do list this year.
These three countries get into the holiday spirit in very different ways. Whether with trick-or-treating, a festival celebrating those who’ve passed away, or paying respects by attending church, countries all around the world celebrate Halloween (or versions of it) in their own ways. Three of the most unique, below. Halloween in Ireland The Irish have celebrated Halloween for centuries—and, today, it remains a holiday staple just as it does in the United States.
When Alex Crossan was ten years old, he made his own drum kit. He had just discovered Slipknot's first album via the video game Guitar Hero, and, enthralled with what he'd heard, vowed to learn the percussion parts himself, regardless of the tools at his disposal. So, on his bedroom floor—in his family's beachside bungalow on Guernsey Island, off the coast of Normandy, France—he got to work. "I used to lay my pillows out to get them like a drum kit," the soft-spoken 21-year-old explained.
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".