So far in March, I’ve read a pair of mysteries and two thrillers, one of which is a 50 year old classic, and the other I predict will go down as a classic. The mysteries are from two of my favorite all-star authors, Rex Stout and Ed McBain. Stout’s “The Silent Speaker” (1946) is from his long series featuring rotund, reclusive Nero Wolfe, who lives his entire life in a NYC townhome, where he solves mysteries from an armchair when he’s not upstairs tending to a world-class orchid hothouse.
Sure, there may have been a worse retail-politics contender sometime, somewhere, but their mediocrity ensured their obscurity. This one married a promising, talented natural politician, and has been flogging his brand name ever since. Visiting Mumbai, Hillary Clinton managed to fall down the stairs again…literally and figuratively. At an event entitled “India Today”, Mrs. C. is still focused on yesterday.
What parent doesn’t feel a mix of love, pride, fear and hope for his child? Jeff Katz is a first-rate radio talk show host on the air in Richmond. Our paths have never quite crossed over the years, but we’ve worked for some of the same outfits, and I guess we know of each other, without knowing each other. He’s always worth a listen, and today he’s worth a read. On the occasion of his daughter Julia’s 15th birthday, dad Jeff penned a note, which has gone viral.
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".