assau, the Bahamas -- His religion prohibits magic. Muhammad Ali mentions this as he performs some sleight of hand in his hotel room while waiting for a fight some people say he shouldn't attempt, and others suspect may never come off. While waiting it out, Muhammad Ali takes three unequal ropes and makes them the same length without being detected. He stuffs a handkerchief into his huge fist and makes it disappear. He turns a half dollar into a nickel with a flick of his hand.
THE first twittering robin of spring arrived the other day, and made me eager for baseball, warm evenings with familiar voices chirping over the airwaves. The mail brought me the spring catalogue of the Ecco Press, a classy little publishing house in Hopewell, N.J. You do not read an Ecco catalogue; you peruse it. There was the latest collection of Joyce Carol Oates short stories, and not a moment too soon. There was Italo Calvino. There was Joseph Conrad. There was Dante.
She had heroes, not heroines. Her role models were not the best female players of the last generation but rather the male leapers of the National Basketball Association. ''Julius Erving and Kareem - all the things they can do,'' Georgeann Wells says. ''That's what I want to do.'' Now she has done one of those things.
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".