One night in April, 1983, an Englishwoman, twenty-nine, stepped off a plane at J.F.K. and hailed a cab. She had come to the United States for business, though she would have been hard pressed to say what kind. She already missed her husband and the clatter of his typing back at home. As the cab headed toward Manhattan, Dr. Ruth’s show blared on the radio. You “tek it in the mouth und move it slowly, slowly up und down,” the good doctor advised.
In the moments following a disaster, the landscape transforms: the known becomes suddenly menacing, and the people’s familiar habits glow with unfamiliar significance. On Tuesday afternoon, Tawhid Kabir, a student at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, was circling his school’s campus, in Tribeca, when a transformation to the normal rhythm of his school day occurred. “I saw a guy with two guns running up the street. I ran toward the Stuyvesant bridge.
About a year ago, I spent some days in Savannah, Georgia, and I bought a ticket for a ghost tour: my first. It was mid-evening, on a Saturday. The plan was to see haunted things around town and then hurry to a dinner reservation. I am not normally a spooky type of person—I avoid horror movies, and I don’t believe in ghosts—but Savannah boasts about being a haunted city, and it sounded nice to spend a twilight hour being told stories in parks.
I'd also somehow never read Madison's Philadelphia convention minutes, which give a blow-by-blow of heated debate about the slave trade, starting late one Tuesday (https://t.co/3kfAfCukLI) and continuing the next morning (https://t.co/3UFlbFPKcq).
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".