It has been over 40 years since the Vietnam War ended, but debate over the war is sure to restart when the 10-part PBS documentary of the war by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick begins tonight. For those of us who were in our twenties when the Vietnam War was going on, the documentary is sure to raise again personal questions that have never been settled: Was serving in the military and sharing the risks that involves the only honorable action to take?
On September 3, the children’s classic Goodnight Moon marks its 70th anniversary. That’s cause for celebration, especially in an era like our own when increasingly television and DVDs rather than books supply children with the stories they know best. But it is not only the longevity of Goodnight Moon that is noteworthy. Just as important for us today is understanding how the success of Goodnight Moon is inseparable from the past and present children’s book conventions with which it breaks.
Fifty years ago on a hot Sunday afternoon in late July, I stood in the back of a packed hall on the Kern County Fairgrounds in Bakersfield, California, and listened to Cesar Chavez deliver a speech as memorable to me today as when I first heard it. At the time, I was the newest member on the organizing staff of Chavez’s United Farm Workers. The union was about to launch the strike against the Giumarra Vineyards Corporation that the country would soon know as the California grape boycott.
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".