The setting sun shines through a crack in the clouds and touches a barn on Route 31, north of Algonquin last month. I pass this farm often and I've photographed it before. It looks good in all seasons as it sits on a small hill, with no other buildings in sight and fronted by an open field. The rising sun can make the white barn pop against the green earth and blue sky. In the winter, the dark roof and straight lines make it jump from the white snow.
• New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Letts signs copies of her latest title, "The Perfect Horse," from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, July 23, before the matinee performance of the Tempel Lipizzan stallions at Tempel Farms, 17000 W. Wadsworth Road, Old Mill Creek. Letts will also sign copies of her book during the show's intermission, at approximately 1:40 p.m. Guests must purchase a ticket to the Tempel Lipizzans' performance for the book signing.
People love to rank NBA eras, so let me be clear — my generation was the best. The way we played the game was incredible. Even if you were watching the game on TV, you could feel the passion on the court. People on the street come up to me all the time and say, “John, we miss that game. We miss the physicality!” Players were getting after it every night. Pro basketball used to be a contact sport. But things change, and the game has evolved.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".