Though most writers didn’t know it, the editor they were addressing in the 1930s and early 1940s was Edward A. Lyman. “Readers as well as editors are curious as to the nature of the mass mind; letters provide some indication,” he said in 1937. Mr. Lyman was succeeded in 1946 by Louise Polk Huger. Mildred Liebowitz became the assistant editor, meaning that the letters section was one of the earliest departments of The Times to be led by women.
Incongruous imagery is a staple of war photography. A century ago, a British regimental bandleader looked poised to lead his men in some chipper air, with no more audience than the ghosts of the devastated French town of Péronne. Three months earlier, the correspondent Philip Gibbs had approached Péronne, about 75 miles northeast of Paris, after the German retreat.
More than a half-century ago, The Times reviewed John Rechy’s novel “City of Night,” a graphic account of a gay hustler’s transgressive travels through America. “The excitement of this ‘gay’ world, as Rechy paints it, consists so much in its illegality, in its furtive, on-the-lam quality,” the reviewer, Peter Buitenhuis, wrote in 1963. In 1969, an essay in the Arts & Leisure section made plain that outlaw sex was only one facet of gay life.
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".