Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner, this week’s newsletter is devoted to the stories that made us feel grateful (and did not, you know, make us want to build a depression tent in our bedrooms and stay there for the foreseeable future). Let’s take a look back, shall we? Gal Gadot: The Wonder Woman star spoke out against producer Brett Ratner, who has been accused of sexual harassment and assault.
"Salvator Mundi," a 500-year-old painting of Christ believed to be the work of Leonardo da Vinci, sold for $450.3 million at an auction in New York on Wednesday night. As Edward Helmore of the Guardian reports, the painting’s hefty price tag makes it the most expensive work of art ever sold—either privately or at auction. Bidding for the piece started at $100 million, and after a tense 20 minutes, it sold for $400 million at Christie’s in New York.
Elephants are amazing animals. They are incredibly smart, they engage in complex social relationships and they are capable of empathy. These qualities, according to a new lawsuit filed in Connecticut, should be enough to designate three captive elephants as “legal persons.”According to Karin Brulliard of the Washington Post, animal rights attorney Steven Wise has filed a writ of habeas corpus petition on behalf of Minnie, Karen and Beulah—three female elephants who reside at the R.W.
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".