Sarah Aziza is a writer and activist currently based in New York City. Sarah has lived and worked in Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Jordan, South Africa, and the West Bank, in addition to the United States. Her interests include foreign policy, immigration and minorities issues, human rights, gender and ...
Hardly anyone believes in Axl Rose anymore, but I do. The paranoid Guns N’ Roses frontman—who’s burned through $13 million and well over a full decade tweaking his quagmire of a comeback album, Chinese Democracy—does whatever he pleases, even if that means doing nothing at all. In the late ’80s, Rose’s wedding of classic-rock fantasy and urban realism produced the Sunset Strip’s definitive perversion of the American Dream, Appetite for Destruction.
Some sad news to end the year: The other day, desperately cruising Broadway in Soho in search of last-minute holiday gifts (yes, we, like you, relinquish our high-toned plans for unique, one-of-a-kind presents and succumb to the pathetic lure of Banana Republic and Victoria’s Secret in the end), we passed a vast empty storefront with a “For Rent” sign in the window. It couldn’t be true, but it was: K Trimming was gone.
On Thursdays your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets. The Cover Promises: That the editors guessed that the two biggest problems this nation would face in the month of Pearl Harbor were handling quarrels and scoring diamonds on a budget. Also, in a weird bit of prescience, this issue launched a new series on “defense jobs” for women — in this case, as photographers.
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
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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".