My dream ticket is lying in ashes at my ruby-slippered feet: The idea that Oprah Winfrey and Al Franken could be the winning combo for 2020, a notion I have bored people with at dinner parties over the past year, is now as faded as Roy Moore’s autograph in a 1977 yearbook. Sherrod Brown, anyone? Kamala Harris? Some sizzling Dem who has yet to make his or her presence known?
“We met four years ago at a vintage furniture fair in Berlin,” Nina Kuhn, one half of the fashion line Rianna + Nina, recalls, remembering the moment she first locked eyes with Rianna Nektaria Kounou, the woman who would become her fast friend and business partner. Everyone else at that furniture show was traipsing around in boho black, while Kuhn and Kounou were clad in their typical garb—a riotous rainbow of magpie hues.
Finally, words we never thought we’d write—we actually had a pretty good week! Last Tuesday, the anemic Democratic party rose from its comatose state, boasting victories large and small throughout the country. In Virginia, the stunningly uncharismatic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam beat Republican functionary Ed Gillespie, a candidate who late in the game injected coded racism into his ads in an unsuccessful attempt to play to the shrinking Trump base.
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".