When I was growing up in Charlotte, life was about being well-rounded. Where I went to school, everyone tried to do it all — compete in sports, star in the arts, achieve academic excellence, form a solid social circle, join clubs, check off all the little boxes on some invisible list that meant we were going to be “the best,” and that we were going to “the best” colleges. When I was growing up in Charlotte, I remember trying to do it all.
Do you remember the moment it happened? On Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, officers from CMPD’s Metro Division Crime Reduction Unit were searching for a suspect with an outstanding warrant at The Village at College Downs in Northeast Charlotte around 3:54 p.m. At the apartment complex, officers saw Keith Lamont Scott, a black man who had no connection to the search, inside a vehicle. Police said they saw him with a firearm and an officer — also a black man — fatally shot him.
For anyone out there who wants to teach themselves a new skill or craft, artist Kit Reuther has a piece of advice. “Do it wrong first in order to figure out how to do it,” she said. “Sometimes ‘wrong’ ends up giving you better results.”Reuther, 60, is a self-taught Nashville artist whose sculptures and paintings are on display in the exhibit “Casual Geometry” at Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy in Charlotte’s South End, in collaboration with David Lusk Gallery, through Oct. 27.
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".