What happens when a bullet strikes a body? Yes, we know the basics: it enters and it exits. If the person being shot is a bad guy, it kills them on contact. And if the person is a good guy, they either shrug it off like one would a bug bite or they are able to deliver one last heartfelt soliloquy. Or at least that how it happens on TV and the big screen. In reality, a gunshot is much different. On the way in and out of the body, it can tear through flesh and bone, arteries and organs.
The setting: A popular American chain, one of the better than average ones, a real five out of seven stars kinda place. The time: A kid-free Friday night. The players: Anonymous Wife and her spouse Chris Haire. The drink: A super-sized domestic light that refreshes the soul with an ice-cold ineptitude, reminding you that you are better than this, better than this place, better than this life, and yet here you are. The mood: Hangry. Haire: Rib-eye? Prime rib? Cheap-ass sirloin?
Last week, controversy arose in the opera world, one involving a work that is near and dear to the hearts of Charlestonians, Porgy and Bess. See, the Hungarian State Opera decided to take the much celebrated Gershwin Brothers' composition and set it inside a European refugee camp instead of the fictional Charleston housing complex Catfish Row. In the process, they've reimagined the production's black characters as Middle Eastern immigrants fleeing war-torn nations.
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".