The skinny frame that carried him into marriage and fatherhood expanded into something fuller that made him feel more like the adults he looked up to as a child. His face widened, making his Roman nose seem more distinguished than distracting. He was half-Italian and half–French-Canadian; his black hair was graying perfectly. There was a warmth about him; he looked as much like Judd Hirsch as Alan Alda. Unlike those men, though, he had terrible posture and an odd gait.
BACK IN high school, I couldn’t get away from Johnny Marzetti. Just hearing the name caused me to roll my eyes and mutter “Marzetti,” in much the same way Jerry Seinfeld used to greet his nemesis, Newman. It’s not that Johnny’s a bad person. In fact, he isn’t a person at all, but a casserole—a mainstay of cafeteria menus across the state of Ohio, where I grew up.
Everybody thinks their favorite grocery store is the best grocery store in America. And who are we to argue? In this series, they lay out their cases. When it comes to procuring the important stuff—the crisp bell peppers and the sweet Vidalia onions; the fresh rosemary and the organic chicken thighs—only a trip to the best grocery store in town will do.
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".