It’s been 10 long years since we’ve had a new single from sisters Aly Michalka and AJ Michalka. (10 years too long, if you ask anyone who’s a fan of “Chemicals React,” “Potential Breakup Song,” and “Hothouse” — to name a few!) It’s an energetic banger that we promise you’ll be playing over and over and over again! In recent years, the sisters have pursued careers onscreen. Aly plays Peyton on iZombie, with AJ as Lainey on The Goldbergs, as a couple examples.
With only two episodes left of Game of Thrones Season 7, I have some major questions that need to be addressed where the Iron Islands crew is concerned: What does Euron (and/or Cersei) have in store for Yara?! And how will Theon play into that, if at all? You’ll recall that Euron and his men attacked Yara and Theon’s fleet as they were en route to King’s Landing, as part of a strategy to put Dany on the Iron Throne. Their plan was good idea in theory, but very quickly went up in flames.
Over the last decade, many people in the publishing world have been wringing their hands with anxiety that people may not be reading as much as they used to. I don’t share these concerns. While the ways in which we read have certainly changed in important ways, today in the age of the smartphone, we are reading as much, if not more, than ever. I do believe that the most innovative world-changers today are readers, as they have been for many previous generations.
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".