The first time I heard a song from Pinkerton was in a middle school drama class. We had to perform a lip-sync with some kind of story, and another kid who was a little bit older than me chose “The Good Life”, hobbling onto the stage as an old man, then straightening his spine and throwing off his cardigan once the chorus exploded. By the end, he was young again and gleefully dancing with a female student.
It wasn’t so long ago that the people who PJ Mainville has made a career of helping were reluctant to see him. Although athletes only stand to gain from seeking Mainville’s services, conventional wisdom was that his presence could only mean bad news. “Years ago, there was a manager that didn’t quite understand because he’s kind of old school,” Mainville says.
There are no three words by which the Grateful Dead are remembered more than those that mark the end of American Beauty and claim the title of Amir Bar-Lev’s new life-of-the-Dead-spanning documentary—but especially “long.” The Grateful Dead, you see, liked to play long. They were known for performing several-hour sets uninterrupted, 30-minute percussion jams at every show, and they basically toured full-time for 30 years, all of which was quite unprecedented in popular American music.
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".