M.F.K. Fisher’s typewriter in the bedroom-office of her Glen Ellen home, known as Last House. M.F.K. Fisher’s typewriter in the bedroom-office of her Glen Ellen home, known as Last House. Looking through the back patio of M.F.K. Fisher’s Glen Ellen home, known as Last House. Looking through the back patio of M.F.K. Fisher’s Glen Ellen home, known as Last House. A rattan chair in the kitchen seen from the hallway in the home of M.F.K. Fisher.
Music is serious business in Marin. And in San Rafael, the heart of the scene is positively Fourth Street. This is Grateful Dead country, and for those who want to follow in their footsteps, there’s much to absorb. Wanting to learn more about the band’s connection to San Rafael, I stopped at Friends Books (friends of the San Rafael Public Library and now mine), where a kind woman pulled up a chair for me in the music section.
The coast means beaches, crashing waves and, in the case of Half Moon Bay, one of the world’s epic surfing contests — Titans of Mavericks. For 10 years, Pillar Point drew crowds for the legendary competition in which the chosen few surf 30-foot waves. Visitors still come to survey the spot, even though the managing company ran into financial problems and the event was canceled this past winter. Half Moon Bay beckons with far more than challenging swells.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".