He was twenty-one, bearded, semi-famous, and had recorded albums. I was eleven and at a summer camp in Poland where the singer was visiting his cousin. When he asked me to sit on his lap, I felt special. He bounced me up and down, and while I knew that it was wrong for him to do that, I found him terribly exciting. I had big brown eyes like a doll and tanned and bruised legs with fine down on them; I was a half-girl creature, like something that was pulled out from a hole in a tree.
One evening last summer, as I walked home through downtown Toronto, I noticed a young woman, flanked by two men, lurch suddenly and unsteadily toward the man at her left. Is everything all right? I asked her. The man to her right shrugged and waved me off. I exchanged glances with another passerby—I’d later learn his name was Henry—who’d also stopped out of concern, and we silently agreed that something wasn’t right. Henry and I asked her whether she needed help getting home.
This week, Bill Cosby faced three counts of aggravated indecent assault against a Canadian massage therapist, Andrea Constand, who claims he drugged her in 2004 with wine and pills, and assaulted her on a sofa during a visit at his house. Cosby denies the allegations.
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".