The Lebanese capital of Beirut, one of humanity’s oldest cities, is still reeling from a 15-year civil war that left its citizens divided. Though the war ended in 1990, its scars endure. With thousands of buried landmines still unaccounted for and a looming threat of terrorism, the city has barely had a chance to lick its wounds. Much of Beirut remains segregated by invisible barriers with many citizens living in fear of crossing the wrong religious or political boundaries.
Will this be the last HARD Summer? With the festival's founder, Gary Richards, announcing his imminent departure, that was the question buzzing among attendees all weekend as the popular EDM/hip-hop event celebrated its 10th anniversary at its fifth different location in as many years, the Glen Helen Amphitheater and Regional Park in San Bernardino.
On Saturday night, the Pink Stage at HARD Summer is brimming with a throng of hyped-up stompers and twirlers generating plumes of dust beneath illuminated pepper trees. The woman conducting this symphony of shufflers is Los Angeles-based multi-hyphenate (DJ, singer, songwriter, producer, radio show host) Anna Lunoe. With the grace and ferocity of a tiger, she hops atop the DJ booth clad in kneepads and commands the stage like a rock star.
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".