Among the characters Louis Armstrong interacted with as a child growing up in New Orleans is a boy he calls Red Sun. Armstrong, in his 1952 autobiography, introduces Red Sun as the central figure in one of the "funny incidents" that occurred while the future jazz great was incarcerated at the city's Colored Waifs Home, a reformatory at which he served at least two stints and where he became the star of the home's brass band. Armstrong and other children under the care of Capt.
What were undoubtedly some of the worst snowballs of all time were assembled in New Orleans just over a century ago at a corner store in the St. Claude neighborhood. They were made on the night of July 16, 1916, when three siblings, Hilda, Earl and Elroy Brown, walked around the corner from their house on North Claiborne Avenue to a store on Clouet Street in search of frozen treats.
The nation was at war in June of 1944. Allied forces had stormed the beaches of Normandy that month. News of the struggle to defeat the Nazis was slapped across the front page of the local papers every day. But there was also a war going on at home -- a campaign against what was described as a dangerous threat to public health. "No More 'Snowballs,' Unsanitary, Says (sic) Experts," was the headline in the New Orleans Item on June 29, 1944.
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".