Don Shano remembers fondly when his passion for comic books began. He was a young boy, growing up in the west end of downtown St. John's in the 1940s. He says every time he would get 10 or 15 cents, he would run to the store just down the road. "I used to go to Tommy Ricketts. He had a drugstore right across from the CNR Station, right at the bottom of Job Street, and I used to get comic books there when I was probably six, seven, eight years old."
Ceramic artist Michael Flaherty goes the extra effort to be original with his art. Last summer, the artist built a wood fire kiln to glaze his pottery work. This year, he's built a solar-powered kiln, firing his work under the hot summer sun at his studio in Catalina. The idea came to him a few years back during a local cleanup week. "There was a large trash day one day when I lived in Corner Brook. And there were all these satellites dishes out there.
Brad Melendy competes in the stock car circuit between Eastbound International Speedway in Avondale and Thunder Valley Speedway near Bishop's Falls. He's been driving the Newfoundland circuit since 1999. Amy, his wife, says she been going to the races since then too. And nothing changed when the kids came along. "I've tried to make it to every race. I haven't missed very many. Maybe when these guys were babies, maybe a few.
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".