The University of Cambridge is an intimidating place to enter as an 18-year-old student of architecture. A wealth of great buildings, and minds, make up the history of each college and do little to soothe the nerves of the ‘fresher’. Nonetheless, the architecture provides a mixture of inspiration and awe that encouraged me to study at Cambridge in the first place. Studying architecture is a novel endeavour: divorced as it is from the academic standards of maths, physics, art and so on.
Summer is here and with this in mind, I’m taking a deviation from the usual columns to pick some of my favourite releases of recent years that are perfect for the summer. This is music to wake up to on dusky mornings, to walk back from the club at 3am, to sit with friends in the park on sunny afternoons. But most importantly, it is human music that speaks to our need to love, and to dance, and cry, and to sing.
I first heard the music of William Onyeabor without realising I had heard it. On Caribou’s ‘Ye Ye’, released in 2012, underneath all the wobbling synthesiser lines and overdriven percussion, you can hear, chirping away, a little synth arpeggio. Something that, if removed from its context, might sound almost upbeat and childlike.
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".