It can take a while to tune a banjo and get it just right, so as Mike Oberst adjusts his strings, Jean Dowell steps in to pick up the slack. Pulling the mic toward her, Dowell could be in her living room, a cheerful host with a guitar and calm stage patter; the 50 or 60 people sitting on fold-out chairs on the grass at the Sayler Park Sustains neighborhood environmental festival in early June could be guests in her home.
Working at night in the galleries, do you ever feel like the art is talking to you? It’s not as quiet at night as you would think. There’s the noise of air moving and heating units, AC units, and fans that circulate the air. Sometimes the mechanical units can make strange noises. There are ghost stories about the museum and I’ve had strange experiences that I can’t explain, but I don’t say that they’re supernatural.
Why do you work at night? I wanted to practice emergency medicine. It’s definitely a challenge. I enjoy the fast-paced aspect of it. How is it different than daytime practice? If somebody brings a pet to me at 3 in the morning, it’s typically something that’s pretty serious. Sometimes my goal is to get them stabilized. If I can get them through the night I can usually get them to a specialist in the morning. Although, you’d be surprised.
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".