A Seattle-based writer and editor, Christy Karras is the author or co-author of four books: Motorcycle Touring in the Pacific Northwest, Motorcycle Touring in the Southwest; More than Petticoats: Remarkable Utah Women, and Scenic Driving: Utah.
Christy has written for clients ranging from Beyond...
The city’s increased wealth equals more ticket holders, but the higher cost of living puts the squeeze on musicians. Baritone Michael Heitmann sings with the Seattle Opera chorus and teaches in the opera’s education department. On the side, he presents casual recitals. And during lulls in his performance schedule, he sometimes drives for Uber.
The national forest between Mount Adams and Mount St. Helens is berry-picking heaven. This year all pickers must have a permit. As a longtime angler, I thought I had a lot of experience with people who wouldn’t divulge secret spots. Compared to huckleberry hunting, that was nothing. People are secretive for good reason: Huckleberries are not all that easy to find. Since very few are grown commercially, most of them are harvested out in the wild — which makes finding them a true treasure hunt.
While flowers on other mountains nestle against a verdant green backdrop, those on St. Helens often sprout from dead-looking gray soil made up of pumice and ash the volcano spewed out 37 years ago. But there are blooms aplenty. MOUNT ST. HELENS NATIONAL VOLCANIC MONUMENT — Mount Rainier and Mount Baker are famous for their thick blankets of color. But for a different wildflower experience, head to the still-ravaged volcanic slopes of Mount St. Helens.
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".