Three decades ago, Linda Sackett's doctor warned her not to get pregnant again. Linda, who had a serious kidney disease, survived her first pregnancy, which resulted in the birth of her son, Rick, but her doctor said a second would be too risky. The disease, called Chronic Glomerulonephritis, hinders the kidney's filtering system and causes scarring to the organs. Linda, who was in her 20s at the time, was told she would need to have a kidney transplant by the time she was 30.
I've always been attracted to the thrill and seediness of carnivals. Growing up in Milwaukee, I remember when State Fair still had "freak shows" and I once spent $2 to see a "Lobster Boy" – who was actually a man with deformed hands and feet – which just made me sad. When I was 16, I met a "carnie" who wore flight pants, had feathered hair and ran the throw-a-dart-at-balloons game. He became my boyfriend for a full week. (He promised to write; he never did.)
Altair Santos came from Brazil to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers tonight at the American Family Insurance Marcus Amphitheater and OnMilwaukee was lucky enough to randomly bump into him the night before. Santos is from Sáo Paulo, Brazil and is here to document the band – via the instruction of Warner Brothers, RHCP's record company – to document the Summerfest show and future performances in the Midwest. Many of his photos have already appeared on the band's official site.
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".