When University of Delaware ice skating coach Suzanne “Suzy” Semanick-Schurman represented the U.S. in the Olympics 30 years ago, her sport — ice dancing — was relatively new to the Games. The first Olympic ice dancers to win medals did so in 1976 in Innsbruck, Austria. In ’84, British skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean became ice dancing’s first international superstars. Four years later, Semanick was 21 years old, and pre-hyphen. She and partner Scott Gregory had twice won gold at the U.S.
This April, Paige Davis returns to TLC to host of the revival of the neighbors’ room swap, Trading Spaces. The show, once produced by Philadelphia’s Banyan Productions, has been off the air since 2008. But before the comeback comes back, Davis herself is coming back—to the place she was born, or close to it—Oaks, for this weekend’s Philly Home + Garden Show. Davis was born in our burbs, and lived here for the first four years of her life. She will make three appearances at the suburban showcase.
Winter, the season when you fear your child might, like Shel Silverstein’s “Jimmy Jet,” grow into a television set (or, at least, a tablet), is mercifully on the wane. Spring promises a slew of shows and such that will get you and yours out of the house and back into the real world. Or, if not the real world, at least back to imaginative productions within gathering spots populated by other living, breathing, desperate-for-interaction humans (and dinosaurs, insects, and crocodilians.)
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".