Have a soft spot for the animal kingdom's gangly, long-necked mammal? Same. Each year, World Giraffe Day celebrates the planet's tallest mammal on the longest day of the year (get it? ), summer solstice. This year, that day is Wednesday, June 21. As a tribute to our towering and irresistibly adorable furry friends, we decided to showcase some of Los Angeles' cutest resident giraffes on Instagram. From the L.A. Zoo (read: you can get up close and personal and hand-feed the giraffes at 11a.m. and 2:30p.m.
Going out to the movies just got a whole lot more interesting. If you thought 3D or even 4D was the greatest thing to hit the local theater, just wait until you experience ScreenX. The latest high-tech viewing format enables movies to be projected beyond the center screen and onto surrounding walls, making for a truly immersive experience. Imagine action-packed scenes and expansive, fictional landscapes stretching beyond what's in front of you and instead, into a 270-degree viewing format.
Get your beer mugs, walking shoes and stretchy pants ready, Angelenos. L.A. Beer Week is right around the corner, and the festivities just got a whole lot tastier. Thanks to Eastside mainstay Eagle Rock Brewery and a slew of other local restaurants and breweries, the forthcoming nine-day fest will host the inaugural Eagle Walk: Sip & Savor, a five-course progressive meal paired with locally brewed beers, on June 21.
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".