Beth Elderkin is a freelance multimedia journalist and "Shark Jumping" TV review series producer on Channel Awesome. Previously, she was a writer/producer for TouchVision. She developed, hosted and produced a weekly nerd culture show, "Geek Bait," as well as reported on social justice issues.
A boy and his dog. It’s a tale as old as old as time. Well, except in this case all the dogs are plagued and have been shipped off to a garbage island to die.The first trailer is out for Isle of Dogs, the latest stop-motion animated film from Wes Anderson. Set in Japan, the film is about a group of dogs who have been quarantined on an island after canine overpopulation led to the spread of disease.
Fox's Gotham has officially flown over the Cuckoo's Nest. In season 3 alone, we got chopped-off hands, a girl whose body aged a decade, not to mention that whole "wearing Jerome's face" thing. io9's latest video is a peek at the craziest moments in season three, just in time for Gotham's triumphant return Thursday. Last season, Jim Gordon had to save Gotham City after the Court of Owls infected people with a rage-inducing virus, using blood from the Mad Hatter's sister.
The ill-fated scifi western Firefly debuted on Fox 15 years ago today. And while the show didn't last long on the air, Serenity herself has kept on flying. So tell us, what do you remember most about the cult classic? And, perhaps more importantly, do you feel its legacy still matters? It might sound crazy, but my first exposure to the Firefly universe was from watching the movie, Serenity, which came out almost three years after the show was cancelled. So, you can imagine I was a little confused.
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".