Someone told me a sad story this week. A sad story with a happy ending. It was about underwear. It reminded me of my first bra. I was so proud I could have worn it outside my top. We went to visit our friends in Co Clare not too long after I turned 13 and I proudly pinged the white cotton strap in front of my pal. She was very unimpressed. She’d had a bra for ages. I remember promising myself that when I started to earn decent money I’d buy swanky pants and always wear a matching underwear set.
Parenthood has brought with it many new experiences. Several of them unexpected. Dancing to the Bangles in a Masonic hall on a Monday morning is one of them. I shouldn’t be so surprised. A fortnight earlier I was in the same place doing the hokey kokey. “I watch you when you are sleeping. You belong with me.”Today, we’re all on our feet. Babes in arms. The lights are dimmed. I cuddle Maggie, both of us barefoot, treading the boards around a red satin sheet, crepe petals and loveheart pillows.
Sitting in his Barlinnie prison cell, Peter Manuel’s brazen attitude took over as he penned his first letters to lawyers and police officers. His name was well known to the authorities and he was no stranger to life inside. The callous murderer had already claimed four innocent lives but the net had yet to finally close in on the man dubbed the Beast of Birkenshaw.
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".