In today's world of throwback fashion, reinvigorated record stores and rebooted film and television franchises, what's old is fresh again. But at Mayo's Barber Shop in Mobile's Midtown neighborhood, what worked when it opened in 1960 still works, not because the owner is trendy, but because she believes that what makes old-school barber shops special never changes. "I love this sense of community, where you can have a chat, a cut and a shave surrounded by warm scents," said Avis McColland.
Every year in late summer, Phil Azar climbs on his lawn mower, turns on a GPS unit loaded with a particular type of software, and carves pieces of art out of his family's two corn fields in Summerdale. Then throughout the month of October he lets people play in them. Eight years ago, Azar and his wife Kelly opened the Magnolia Corn Maze, a huge draw for families regionwide as the fall season arrives.
The history of CostaPrint in Daphne is also love story that goes back more than 20 years. That's when co-owners Brad and Annice Busbin fell for one another while in 8th grade at Mobile Christian School. The two dated through high school and, two years post-graduation, were married. About 15 years ago, they started a custom embroidery business with Annice's parents while Brad supplemented the family income managing a west Mobile Home Depot.
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".