If you like beer or wine, probably don’t bother visiting bartender Tom Zyankali’s cocktail bar, which is one of the oldest in the German capital of Berlin. But if chicken skin and fermented fish are up your street, read on. Zyankali first found himself behind a bar in 1978 when he says he was studying "Rock’n’Roll dance", when he poured drinks at Sunday afternoon parties to fund his studies. By 1991, he’d completed a degree in chemistry and worked as a chemical engineer. He was bored.
Attending one of the UK’s many LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual) pride events this summer – be that London’s July event, where stunning drag queens strutted on stage in Trafalgar Square, or Brighton’s rainbow-coloured parade set to attract hundreds of thousands of people to the seaside city in August – it might be hard to imagine that just five decades ago, it was illegal for men to have sex with men in this country.
Two weeks before Reverend Simon Bailey took up his first post as a rector in the sleepy South Yorkshire mining village of Dinninton in 1985, aged 30, he learned that he had HIV. At that time, the disease was a death sentence, the late Reverend’s sister writer Rosemary Bailey tells The Independent 20 years after she first published his biography Scarlet Ribbons: A Priest with Aids. And being a gay man - like Rev Bailey - was tolerated, not accepted, by many in society.
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".