Sure, we’ve all seen the flocks of grackles sitting on power lines and filling trees in Tom Thumb parking lots, but I’ve never seen anything like the thousands that convene around the intersection of Pacific Avenue and Pearl Street every day around dusk. The birds line the top of billboards, parking garages, and most of the cars in the surrounding parking lots; so many, I can’t even say it’s a nuisance. In fact, I’d say it’s the most incredible live nature show I’ve ever watched.
For some, it doesn’t matter what you get as much as where it came from. And for those, we toured the upscale floors of Forty Five Ten to find the best, most affordable gifts the extravagant store has to offer. Cheap is relative term, of course (thus the “ish”). But when a store’s wares include a $60,000 crystal chandelier, a designer card case for under $300 doesn’t seem so excessive.
You can’t miss the 75-foot-by-75-foot pecan tree at the corner of Armstrong Parkway and Preston Road. Known as the “Million Dollar Monarch,” the Highland Park bulwark has grabbed the attention of passersby for 152 years, ever since it was discovered during the Civil War. Years later, when the town of Highland Park was in development, city planner George E. Kessler designed the parkway in the middle of Armstrong to protect the tree and give it a place of honor.
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".