While considering Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day, the first thing that always comes to mind is a poem my mother had hanging inside of a cupboard door when I was growing up. “In Flander’s Fields,” by physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, is the most famous poem to emerge from World War I. Macrae was moved to write the poem after presiding over the burial of his good friend Alexis Helmer during the second battle of Ypres.
At the end of October, Northside Media Inc., out of Brooklyn, hosted their second annual Taste Talks food and drink festival in LA. Taking over two sections of event space, The Holding Company, the day was two-fold. All day the Taste Talks Brunch Bites + Conference hosted notable speakers and chefs, including Chef Michael Fiorelli of Love & Salt, Chef Steve and Dina Samson of Rossoblu, Nguyen Tran of Button Mash, and Nakul, Arjun and Pawan Mahendro of Baadmash (no relation).
This is one for those adventurous foodies who are eager to try unusual delicacies — the more obscure, the more adventurous, the better (I’m looking at you, Eddie Lin). For those who have not yet experienced this delicacy, lutefisk is dried whitefish, normally cod, which is treated with lye. The lye breaks down the protein in the fish to create a gelatinous texture. The fish must then be treated to remove the lye, making the entire process take up to two weeks.
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".