It was his job for the longest time, a captain who served 21 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was 52 when he was diagnosed with bladder cancer. Surgery then bought him five good years before it came back, full force and everywhere. Even with chemotherapy, his oncologist told us he would live for a year. One year. It seemed impossibly short.
On the last Wednesday of the month, a group of women, all in their 90s, get together for lunch, each time at a different restaurant. In May, they chose Benihana in Scottsdale. The women had just sat down and picked up their menus when a solo diner, a man, was seated at the same teppanyaki table. “Wow,” he said to the women. “I’m sitting at an entire table of beautiful women.”They set aside their menus and told him their ages, from 90 to 95. He said he was 63.
The last of the names on a list, the last of the faces to go with those names and a promise fulfilled. Ernie Garcia was at home in Miami, Arizona, reading the news online, when he saw a story about an effort to find pictures of Vietnam War veterans. He recognized the first name on the list: James Daniel Aguilar, born July 1, 1950, and killed May 20, 1971. He was from Central Heights, just up the road from Miami. Ernie had been best man at James’ wedding, and then a pallbearer at his funeral.
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".