Mary Todd Lincoln grew up in a wealthy, socially prominent Lexington family. That’s where she acquired her skills as a hostess: watching her father and stepmother entertain in lavish style that was in vogue at the time. When she and President Abraham Lincoln arrived in Washington, D.C., “The president was expected to entertain, even after the Civil War starts,” said Vicky Middleswarth, educational coordinator at the Mary Todd Lincoln House, the childhood home of Mary Todd.
Landscape historian and garden designer Kathryn Aalto read “Winnie-the-Pooh” and “The House at Pooh Corner” at bedtime as a youngster. Decades later, she read the same stories to her three boys, who were as delighted by author A. A. Milne’s clever word play and silly plots as Aalto had been. Milne was a successful playwright, novelist and magazine columnist before he wrote two children’s books for, and about, his young son, Christopher Robin, that secured his place in literary history.
Three freezers in Bill Best’s barn are filled with plastic zip-lock bags containing heirloom bean seeds. “We’ve probably got 700 to 800 varieties in here,” said Best, who has collected heirloom seeds for decades in Kentucky and Appalachia. A professor emeritus at Berea College, he was on the faculty for 40 years, teaching literature, mythology, aquatic art and swimming at all levels, in addition to being an administrator. He doesn’t have a degree in agriculture, but he has farmed all his life.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".