Imagine a smooth Mediterranean-like breeze, looking out past the rows of sailboat masts and small pleasure craft. An orangey haze of summer mixing with the melodic sway of live music. Kids scrambling to stay on top of paddle boards, grandmas whisking about in little kayaks, through a pleasant maze of every sort of floatation device in existence. It’s about as an idyllic a Kootenay weekend as one could possibly imagine.
Rosa Khutor is the ski area outside of Sochi, the location for 2014 Russian Olympics skiing events. ALL PHOTOS: Christian PondellaSnow rushes off the steep metal roof of our log cabin. The metallic grind of dump trucks and old buses struggle up the road outside. It’s still dark out, but we’re wide-eyed; our internal clocks twisted after 6,000 miles and two days of travel.
The sun pours through a thin, tall window in a tiny church. The bright pink and tasseled cowboy hat of Vancouver singer/songwriter/comedian Shirley Gnome is barely discernible, backlit against the steep, bright green trees outside. Nestled on a couch in the corner, with a hundred or so others, I’m laughing uncontrollably to a song called “Vegan Semen.” I haven’t been to church in while, and this being Sunday and all, well, it feels good. Really good. But perhaps I’m a little on the sad side.
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".