It’s all about the green. The City of Los Angeles proudly boasts of its leadership in the fight against CO2 emissions and climate change. But some things never change in L.A., starting with the climate of deceit on Spring Street. Last December, the City Council granted seven carting companies exclusive 10-year contracts – also known as monopolies – to collect trash from apartment buildings, condominiums and private businesses, a deal worth an estimated $3.5 billion.
I was too young for Woodstock, so never got to wallow naked in the mud at Max Yasgur’s farm. By my 18th birthday the Vietnam War had wound down, so I missed that as well. Not that I’m complaining. I still don’t know what the heck the Harmonic Convergence was supposed to be, so that wasn’t on my things-to-do list. And I’m too much of a germaphobe to have taken part in Hands Across America. No doorman has ever waved me past the rope line at a hot nightspot.
Last Tuesday evening I found myself in Row YY, the second-to-last row at the Pantages Theater, for a performance of “Hamilton: An American Musical.”During the Battle of Yorktown sequence, the Caribbean-born Hamilton and the Frenchman Lafayette shout in unison: “Immigrants: we get the job done!” This line was punctuated with thunderous applause, as it is at every performance. But on this particular night the ovation was freighted with a palpable intensity.
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".