After a holiday in the South of France wound north through wine country, my boyfriend and I arrived in Paris Friday morning to meet with my sister, who had taken a train to the French capital from her home in Basel, Switzerland. We hadn't seen each other in more than six months and to us, there was no better place to reconnect than Paris. A Midwestern Francophile practically since birth, I attended French summer camp in Minnesota much of my childhood (no English allowed!
Today marks what would have been John Lennon's 72nd birthday. Though it has been nearly 32 years since The Beatles icon was shot on the front steps of The Dakota, he is still remembered every day by fans who flock to Central Park's Strawberry Fields and new fans alike, who are just beginning to "Come Together." And for that, we celebrate the music master in photos from Liverpool kid to world stage regular.
For those that know NBC’s “Community,” Greendale Community College’s bumbling savant, Abed Nadir, is a student of many things. He has an odd knack for reading his fellow study group outsiders, however muffled in a haze of post-adolescent insecurity they may be, a “Rain Man” like ability to count spilled bagels and an encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture. So it only makes sense that a similarly versed savant be the one to bring the character to life.
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".