Let’s face facts: Air travel can be too stressful these days, what with labyrinthine security lines, overbooked flights, and terrible food—if there’s any food at all. On a recent trip, I had two flights cancelled, the airline lost my luggage, and I was left stuck in Denver International airport. It was enough to make me swear I would never return to the Mile High City.
Film lovers remember Humphrey Bogart as the captain of the African Queen and the commander of the U.S.S. Caine. But in real life, Bogie and his wife, Lauren Bacall, rode the seas on the Santana, a 62-foot sailboat with a rich history. Built in 1935, the Santana was also owned at various times by stars Eva Gabor, Ray Milland, Dick Powell, and June Allyson. Bogie and Bacall owned the boat from 1945 until Bogart’s death in 1957.
Indian actress Aishwarya Rai is often referred to as the most beautiful woman in the world, and we can’t argue. She recently came to the East Bay to film the romantic drama The Mistress of Spices (think Chocolat with cumin). Based on the novel by Oakland-based author Chitra Divakaruni, Mistress comes to theaters near you at the end of this month.
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".