This 1983 cult classic from director Mr John Landis uses the holiday season as a backdrop, rather than a central plot device. But don’t let that fool you into thinking that it isn’t a Christmas movie; it is, and a great one at that. Trading Places tells the story of two ageing stock brokerage owners who make a vulgar bet with one another. Given enough money and opportunity, could any lowly scoundrel make a success of himself?
We each have our own little rituals and family traditions when it comes to Christmas. Some of us make a point of waking up at 5.00am to put the turkey in the oven; others wouldn’t think of getting out of bed until the excesses of the previous night have worn off. Perhaps it simply wouldn’t be the same without a certain song, a certain advert, a post-lunch, mid-afternoon snooze on the sofa in front of It’s A Wonderful Life or The Muppet Christmas Carol (or even Die Hard for that matter).
If you’ve ever walked into a restaurant and come face-to-face with your ex, then spare a thought for Mr Harry Styles. When the pop-rock heartthrob performed at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai this November, he did so in front of not one, not two, but three of his old flames. Still, at least he was dressed well. If you’re going to bump into an ex (or three), you really want your clothes to say: “You know what?
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".