A certain DIY spirit informs the experience of living in the North. If you don’t have something, you make it. It could be a bed you upholster for the dog, a boat trailer you weld in the garage, a beach agate you set into a pendant. Seems simple enough. But what if you’re seized by the strange notion that you’d rather collect agates or craft dog beds for your livelihood than process payroll or write code?
If you want to visit Marian Quanbeck Dahlberg’s weaving studio, you’ll need to embark from Minneapolis on a two-hour drive along two-lane roads, winding between pastures and pull-tab bars. Somewhere past the horse farm, you’ll find yourself—or, rather, lose yourself—in a remote wooded area of western Wisconsin. If there’s snow on the ground, Dahlberg will warn you not to venture down the steep and rutted gravel road to her cabin door, unless your car has all-wheel drive.
There aren’t many hard-and-fast rules at the Duininck home. A free-spirited, all-are-welcome attitude is palpable from the moment you turn on the gravel road to the family’s homestead, a two-acre leafy tract that houses the old farmhouse with a modern addition overlooking Galpin Lake. There’s also a tiny house nearby where friends and founders of Solid Manufacturing (a furniture and leather goods company) live.
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".