From trailblazing chefs to pro-skaters and the "Mayor of Flavortown" himself, we spoke to influential characters in 2017's cultural landscape who gave us some unique insight into eating, drinking, and cooking. By putting some of our favorite conversations and profiles from 2017 together in one place, we get a glimpse into some very creative minds and how they relate to the food we eat.
When I smell cigarettes, I think of my Christmas dinners as a child. Even well into adulthood, a smoky room teleports me back to a more lax era of tobacco enforcement at my parents' house, when grown-ups would light up obligatory post-turkey cigarettes around the dinner table, and the appetizing aromas of cranberries and stuffing and pine needles would slowly fade into a cloud of tobacco smoke.
I slip through the closing doors of the subway very early to go and photograph coffee carts. Morning rush hour in New York lasts for some time and each wave has a personality. At 6 AM, nurses and dusty suits are somber, courteous toward one another and asleep. One lady hugs herself tight and rests her sleeping head on her boobs. Another guy sleeps on his newspaper and wakes up at his stop with ink next to his mouth.
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".