Every Christmastime for a decade, we’ve hosted a tacky regift party. The usual suspects show up, with the only requirement that they wrap and bring the tackiest thing they can find in their home. After we eat, and drink, we do a Yankee Swap. Over the years, the offerings have included some memorable crockery, a wire head scratcher, a wine bra (don’t ask), a chia pet jar -- and loads of laughs. But this year, I got serious.
Nearly 25 years ago, I wrote a column about sexual harassment at a restaurant in Boston. Anne Manning was 27 years old in 1993, when she and another waitress told me about their ordeal with male co-workers at a Chili’s restaurant in Copley Place. “Everything out of their mouths was sexual,” said Manning’s friend, who was 22. When she’d stoop to pick up something, a fellow employee would say, ‘Hey, while you’re down there ...” and stick his crotch in her face, she told me.
Lara Andrews pulls into the Wilson Mountain Reservation parking lot in Dedham, where there’s still a lot of green among the gold and orange leaves. Abbie Hausermann is there to greet her. Both women are dressed in fall attire: hooded sweatshirt, down vest, windbreaker, boots or sneakers. “How’s your week going?” Hausermann asks Andrews as they take off down a wooded trail. They aren’t two friends going for a walk.
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".