Richard Abbot-BraileyDo we make history or does history make us what and who we are? This is one of the many cryptic and intriguing questions posed in the debut novel of Northumberland author, Richard Abbot-Brailey, Azarias Tor: The History Maker. Cramlington-based Richard was born in London but has been based in the north-east since 1993 and considers the region his true home.
After becoming disillusioned with the music industry, he opted for a more spiritual path in India where he donned the saffron robes of a monk and disappeared from public life for over 30 years. His brief brush with rock and roll fame fuelled urban legends back in his native New Zealand, where the results of his only recording session fell into the hands of top New Zealand guitarist Harvey Mann. Seven of his tracks were subsequently recorded by underground rock unit The Human Instinct.
George and Amal Clooney have welcomed their first children into the world. The Hollywood Goliath and his barrister wife, Amal, welcomed "healthy" and "happy" twins on Tuesday morning at London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Having been one of the world's most famous bachelors before meeting Amal, whom he married in 2014, the 56-year-old star's rep joked that the Ocean's 11 star had the rougher time during the birth and was currently "sedated".
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".