I'm curious about the history of two of my favorite hamburger joints. Who is the Lee in Lee's Hamburgers and who was the Bud behind Bud's Broiler? A native of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Lester "Lee" Hash opened his first hamburger stand in New Orleans in 1901. According to his 1968 obituary in The States-Item, he opened his first hamburger stand on Canal Street before moving next to the Orpheum Theater. The burgers, cooked on a cast-iron griddle, were packed with chopped onions, Lee's signature.
With all the talk of statues lately, I was curious about the history of the one honoring Louis Armstrong in Armstrong Park? Who is the artist and when was it erected? The effort to raise money for the statue of Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong began in 1969 and intensified after Armstrong's death in 1971.
This holiday season marks the 70th anniversary of the debut of a Crescent City Christmas character who is still going strong: Mr. Bingle. The little snowman with the ice cream cone hat and holly wings originally was a holiday mascot for the Maison Blanche department store. The concept came from Emile Alline, the store's display director, who was inspired by the mascots of other retail chains, including Marshall Field's Uncle Mistletoe and Montgomery Ward's Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
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".