Since May, people like Diane Buchanan have been traipsing out to North 40 Farms to pick early blackberries first and, this morning, the last. They are the Apaches, some as big as the end of your thumb and twice as sweet. Rick Youngers came back from a summer vacation just in time to grab his own bucket. Barbara Collum got here at 7 o'clock just as the sun peeked over the hills north of town, and the gates opened on the final five rows of sun blackened fruit.
The raw pieces of what will become a hammered dulcimer look like any other blocks of wood, but they're all carefully chosen by Russell Cook. "I put my name on all of them," he chuckles. It's been more than 35 years since he took an abandoned piano and went to work building his first dulcimer. Cook recalls, "And it was absolutely horrible." The second one was better and he kept after it, making and playing, winning awards as a musician and gaining a reputation as a craftsman.
HUGO, OKLAHOMA -- Seeing an elephant up close, feeding them, touching their skin. Only recently have caretakers at the Endangered Ark elephant sanctuary begun to offer regular tours. It's a once in a lifetime birthday and experience for tourists like this family from Colorado who get much closer to these giant animals than they would at a normal zoo. One of the last stops on this tour is to encounter two elephants, Isa and Lilly.
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".