So poor old Madonna has been spotted flying club class, all the way from London to Lisbon. Goodness gracious! How on earth did she manage it, a whole two-and-a-half hours sitting upright in a chair? Still, at least she's flying with Air Portugal - it's not like she was made to sit through Ryanair's celebratory on-time landing music as she ferreted away at a scratchcard.
The Montauk Highway is a great leveller. However grand your beach house, escaping to The Hamptons from New York City in summer has always meant sitting nose-to-tail for hours in the heat. Now André Balazs - the creative mind behind The Standard Hotel, among others - has come with a solution for those without their own yacht: the StndAIR sea plane. It hops from a Manhattan quay (23rd St Marina) to East Hampton or Shelter Island (for those staying at Sunset Beach) in 45 minutes.
A London institution will reopen this summer as a luxury hotel. Café Royal began life in the 1860s as a place to eat and drink, and has been legendary ever since, popular with the city's in-crowds through the decades: Oscar Wilde, Noël Coward, Virginia Woolf, Brigitte Bardot; then, later, rock stars and royals, with rumours abounding of debauched parties behind its velvet curtains. In summer it begins a new chapter.
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".