On this Thanksgiving Day, I’d like to say something about gratitude. About grace. About dressing and corn soufflé and sweet potato casserole and French silk pie (forget the turkey!). I’d like to consider the day’s unique American history. To remember how complicated, how awful and hard, how lovely and miraculous, that history really is—and to ponder on the authenticity of the American experience, from that first Thanksgiving meal to this one.
Yes, a booth. That which is defined by the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary as, among other things, “a partly or completely enclosed area for … sitting in a restaurant.” Also: “a temporary dwelling or shelter.”A good booth is just that: a shelter, and a nice, cozy respite from the world. Bad booths, on the other hand, are neither. They tend to be too skinny, lacking the proper breathing room between you and the table, cheaply constructed and wobbly.
After the warmest September and October I can remember since moving to the mountains of Western North Carolina well over a decade ago, it seems Fall has finally arrived. Crystalline blue is the sky! Deep and cold are the mornings, and crisp are the days! Welcome the defrost button on the car dashboard! Welcome the heat kicking on in the middle of the night! Welcome the fires and downed leaves, and the smell of chili in the slow cooker!
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".