This is not the London of HSBC and the newspaper property supplements. This is the London of Grenfell Tower. The London of Nigerian carers, Polish builders and Moroccan night-cleaners. A teeming immigrant mega-city hidden in plain sight. This is the London ignored: an overcrowded city nervous its paycheck will not stretch to the end of the week.
We do not know if Benjamin of Tudela traded coral or gems. We do not know the name of his parents, or the names of his lovers. Nor do we know the site of his grave. But we know he travelled, for 10 years – some say 14 – and that he wrote. Or rather, he recorded. Benjamin was the Jewish Marco Polo. He left Spain around 1160 and returned in 1172.
We are thrilled to announce that Shashi Tharoor will be joining us in store to discuss 'Inglorious Empire' with Ben Judah, author of 'This is London'. Shashi Tharoor served for twenty-nine years at the UN, culminating as Under-Secretary-General, and continues to serve as a congress MP in India. A winner of numerous literary awards, including a Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Inglorious Empire is his latest book.
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".