Art enriches life so much that, for me, without it there would be no reason to exist. The power that art has on humans is unmatched by anything else. It can lift up your spirits and educate the masses. It can spark riots and create dance parties of joy. It can get an entire stadium of strangers singing in unison “Go Cubs Go” as they celebrate together another win by their favorite team. And in small individual cases it can teach the young to read and learn.
When I was in high school we had to read Romeo and Juliet in freshmen year. I hated it. Shakespeare's writing is difficult to understand. For example, I just learned, after all these years, that wherefore means why instead of where. As in “Why art thou Romeo?” Which completely changes the whole meaning of what Juliet is saying. I also learned that if you can't be with the one you love then you should kill yourself. Isn't that what the whole play is about? At least it was to this freshman.
The story goes that clueless executives approached writer director James Gunn while he was making the first Guardians film and wanted him to, instead of using classic 70â€™s songs as his soundtrack, use modern songs by current artists. The thinking being nobody wanted to hear those old songs and modern songs would attract a wider audience and sell more soundtracks.
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".