If you’re having a dry January, look away now. Amid the outrage about Irn-Bru changing its recipe, I found myself reading about Shower Beer. I hesitate to talk about it but the concept is compelling. I’m not much of a drinker now because, like the rest of Generation X, I’ve reached the age where my main hobby is wondering what’s going to kill me. But Shower Beer is real and new and fascinating.
The Case of the Missing Men With a cover treatment and title that make it look like a pastiche of children’s detective fiction, The Case of the Missing Men appears to have charm. Dip into it and, illustrated in an expressive, accessible style, there’s an engaging story of teenage sleuths looking for clues to mysteries in Hobtown, Nova Scotia. It will trigger indulgent nods. Then it gets weird. This one will freak you out. Brace yourself.
If you were buying a home in one of the world’s most expensive cities, would you pay thousands of dollars to pee where Prince Harry once peed? This is a real question being asked in the international media, and, at the time of writing, it is unclear what homebuyers think. It’s clear, however, the fascination with the British royal family continues and has somehow managed to make even Toronto’s overpriced housing even more overpriced.
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".