When it comes to music, the term Living Legend can be a descriptor for anyone who’s survived a musician’s life. When describing Jamaican producer-musician Lee “Scratch” Perry, though, it’s not only apt, it’s wholly true. Since the late-’50s, Perry has pioneered recorded music. As inventor of sampling and reggae, his mark on recorded music is indelible, mercurial.
Once upon a time, there was a moose menorah that stood about a foot high and was made of rusted iron. The moose held four candles on each antler with the ninth, or shahmash, placed in the middle. The moose menorah was the centerpiece of my friend Ricki’s Hanukkah celebration in Ashfield, Mass. The table in her dining room held several tiers of menorahs. The tiers were staggered, with the large ones on the bottom and the small ones on top like a giant layer cake.
I was driving back to New York City from Virginia when a colleague suggested that I stop in Washington, DC to try Good Stuff Eatery, an up-and-coming burger joint trying to give Shake Shack a run for its money. Good Stuff Eatery opened its first doors in DC in 2008, just four years after Shake Shack started in Manhattan, but has since franchised other locations in the DC metro area, as well as in Chicago and even Saudi Arabia.
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".