Is there a statute of limitations on childhood naivete? On adult un-education? The country continues to question its past and present in this time of statute and monument removal and confederacies of violent dunces. From the downed Roger B. Taney statue in Annapolis to the dropped playing of “Maryland, My Maryland” at University of Maryland football games, people are gut-checking their beliefs, customs and traditions. Some are even discovering their hometowns for the first time.
Kim and Jeff Cover of Riva called Tuesday a real Bluebird Day — the kind of day when the fishing (his) and photography (hers) are memorable. They were aboard The Rock, their 26-foot Shamrock, cruising the Bay just north of Thomas Point below the Bay Bridge. The sun was rising over Kent Island to their right. Unlike other early mornings on the water, they were utterly alone. No other boats. No ships. Not even any birds.
All you might be missing is a tasty Fourth of July movie to watch again or for the first time. While not explicit in the Declaration of Independence, our founding fathers no doubt envisioned an America fulfilled by good flicks. With utter bias, we present five Fourth of July movies you need in your life:Editor's note: Another era, we know. But Daniel Day-Lewis! The great (and retired) DDL! If you're feeling a tad concerned about current political events, watch "Lincoln" if you haven't seen it.
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".