Watching trees and yards whoosh by, I listened to a podcast on the relaxing after-work train trip home from North Station. I hopped off at Beverly Farms with 15 or so smartly dressed commuters all streaming toward waiting cars or nearby houses and strolled the 300 feet or so to a bookshop on postcard-perfect West Street to browse before dinner — only to find it had closed at 5 p.m. A cafe and a clothing store? Also shuttered.
“When we taste tomatoes, we taste summer,” say Marnie and Lydia Clarke. Growing up in California, the siblings plucked the ambrosial orbs from backyard vines. Gardening has always been important to their family’s fabric, as have milk and cheese—the Clarkes spent their formative years visiting Alta-Dena Dairy in Southern California, owned by their grandfather, Harold Stueve, and his brothers from 1945 to 1989.
Nothing beats New England in the fall. White-steepled churches engulfed in searing red and gold. Rolling hills suddenly aflame with color. Twisting back roads covered in cartwheeling leaves. For a few short weeks each year, the scenery is grand, the temperature's just right, and the open road beckons.
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".