was always quietly proud of my vegetarian stance. Still am, in fact. It takes guts being cast as the ‘difficult’ one at a dinner, or answering those routine ‘don’t youmiss a bacon sarnie?’ questions. I lived through all that resolutely for 25 years. Then, by a collision of various factors, I thought I’d see what it was like to bend the rules. After all, our diet is only ever really defined by our next meal choice.
Previous incarnation: This site was recently home to the perennially empty Canal Reach Canteen. Despite offering a colourful daily spread of wholesome salads, plus decent coffee and pastries, it failed to lure punters a few steps further north from the bright lights of Granary Square. Where exactly is it? You know that tall cream-coloured student accommodation block at the back of the King’s Cross development? Well, it’s at the foot of that.
epending on who you speak to, Kentish Town Road right now is either:A) Looking really shabby with all those boarded-up shops, identikit chains and down-at-heel discount stores. B) Way too full of posh coffee outlets, pricey craft beer and baskets of organic focaccia, thank you very much. You can pick either version of reality. Or even both. Meanwhile, one universally lamented long-term trend on the Great British High Street, is the loss of pubs.
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".