By Sandra Dallas Special to The Denver PostTwo women, one black and the other white, set out on an August day in 1930 to witness the lynching of two black men in the Indiana town of Marvel. Their stories, which are told separately although they intersect, are tales of a savage event that makes the two women delve into the complexities of their own lives.
During his honeymoon in 1869, a U.S. military officer gave his wife a list of 10 rules he expected her to follow. They included orders to smile at breakfast, ask his permission to move furniture, serve meals on time with meat four times a week, and this admonition: “You are not in command of anything except the cook.”Life wasn’t easy for military wives in remote parts of the world. They had no military status but were expect to live circumspect lives as representatives of the government.
Fiction gives heart and soul to the bones of history. Novelists, not historians, are the writers charged with evoking the human element. In “Imagining a Great Republic,” Thomas E. Cronin — a Colorado College professor and expert on American politics — tells of the great novels, from Uncle Tom’s Cabin” to “Beloved,” that raised American readers’ consciousness or called us to action. Political novelists are a moral compass.
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".