Summer fling fizzled out? Friends all on vacation? Why not spend some quality time with the one pal who’s never let you down: your dog. We embarked on three day trips in the D.C. area — complete with drinking, hiking, dining and at least one boat ride — that you and a four-legged companion can enjoy together. And if you don’t believe us, take it from our dogs, who joined us on our adventures so we could get their opinions.
Fans couldn’t believe their earbuds when reporter Sam Sanders announced in December that he would be leaving the “NPR Politics Podcast” — Sanders, 32, was a big reason the show was able to have fun while making sense of the 2016 election. In June, he debuted his new project, “It’s Been a Minute With Sam Sanders.” The podcast explores politics and pop culture as a conversation among friends — with plenty of “Real Housewives” jokes along the way.
Aug. 4-6 OutWrite LGBT Book Festival D.C. Center, 2000 14th St. NW; Fri.-Sun., various times, free. Celebrate LGBT literature at OutWrite, a weekend festival that features readings, panel discussions, writing workshops and book sales. Highlights include “All the Feels,” a reading of queer young adult fiction; “The Alchemy of Bodies,” a look at works of speculative fiction; and “The Black Lesbian Literary Collective,” the title of which makes the topic pretty clear.
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".