Randy Newman, as critics are contractually obligated to declare, is American pop’s satirist in chief, who for more than five decades has used his songs to biopsy the tumors in the American dream, from the slave-ship captain’s anthem “Sail Away” in 1972 to the 2012 birther’s lullaby “I’m Dreaming [of a White President].” Greil Marcus in his classic 1975 book, Mystery Train, placed Newman as a Southern California portraitist alongside Nathanael West and Raymond Chandler, not to mention the...
One in a series of enthusiastic posts, contributed by HILOBROW friends and regulars during 2017, on the subject of our favorite squads. WHY I AM NOT A NEW YORK SCHOOL POETI am not a New York School poet, I’m a rock critic, though I think I’d rather not be. Why? Well, many days as a young man, younger and more man than I wished, I would go to the library on Colborne Street with a series of questions that were the same question: Where did this culture come from?
People want things from Arcade Fire. They want escapism, transcendence, innocence celebrated in the moment of its loss, wah-oh choruses. They want protest songs, hope, the romance of two married artists leading a volunteer army of lovers. They want string sections, synthesizers, parade drums, cracked tambourines, one last going-supernova chance for rock ’n’ roll. People also want nothing from Arcade Fire, except that they shut up and go away.
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
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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".