I’ll admit, it kind of snuck up on me this year — peak tomato season. For many, myself included, that means heirloom tomatoes, those oddly shaped, uniquely colored tomatoes with interesting names, and flavors that are off the charts. If you haven’t had an heirloom tomato, what the heck are you waiting for? You do not know what you’re missing! James Worley, a local heirloom tomato whisperer put it to me in terms I could relate to.
I didn’t grow up having fried chicken like my wife and millions of other Americans. When I was a kid, I got KFC every now and again, but that’s where my exposure to fried chicken began and ended. My mom, a very busy single working mother, didn’t especially like to cook and she really hated messes, so fried chicken was never even a consideration. Like so many people in Kansas City, the first time I remember having really good fried chicken was at Stroud’s.
It’s hot. But I still want to drink red wine. What’s a red wine lover to do? I believe this summer I’ve found the perfect solution — Beaujolais! I’m not talking about Beaujolais Nouveau, those November bottlings meant to be served chilled and drank immediately. No, in the dog days of summer, I turn to the Beaujolais crus, which run the gamut from light and floral to full-bodied and substantial.
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".