Since it came out two years ago, I've been begging the women in my life to watch "Magic Mike XXL." Many of them think I'm kidding, or being ironic. "The one about the male strippers?" They roll their eyes at me when I sing the song of how wonderful this movie is. How fun, how sensitive, how sexy, how funny, how important. A movie about male strippers is important?
I’ve checked that stupid site at least 40 times every goddamn day of my ridiculous grownup life. I’ve posted so much embarrassing shit there, so many fat photos and slightly less-fat photos and drunk photos and drug photos and even marriage photos. I guess I did it for political reasons but I know, too, that enough of the tide has turned on Facebook to feel comfortable jumping out of it. That’s how I operate, I guess.
As the country awaits the rare transcontinental total eclipse, colleges and universities across the country are planning all kinds of ways to celebrate the rare event. Some professors have already canceled class. On the first day, even. Several universities are psyched to be in the path of totality. From recording hard scientific data, to attending informal watch parties, everyone has a reason to look into the sky — with eclipse glasses only, people! we don’t want you going blind!
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".