I'm an author, journalist and broadcaster who specialises in talking about reality TV, celebrity and entertainment with my tongue firmly in my cheek. I also write first person pieces about sex, relationships, feminism, fashion and dating. I'm open to anything for the sake of a great feature, whet...
Are you watching Liar? If not, youâ€™ve probably seen people tweeting about it. The ITV drama stars Joanne Froggatt and Ioan Gruffud. Froggatt plays Laura, who says Gruffudâ€™s character, Andrew, raped her after a date - a charge that he denies. The six part series is all about working out who is telling the truth.ADVERTISEMENT I was raped by my boyfriend when I was 17. I never thought about pressing charges, and the relationship continued until I was 21.
My husband takes me to see the movie Author, and I become obsessed with the story of JT Leroy, the literary phenomenon who was unmasked as a fictional figure created by the writer Laura Albert. Albert’s story is harrowing, perplexing, wholly absorbing. The film asks more questions of its audience than it answers. What is fame? What do we want from writers? What is it about a spotlight that simultaneously withdraws and repels us? What do we do when we want everyone to see us, and no-one to look at us?
Is monogamy outmoded and open relationships the healthier, more honest alternative? asks Katie GlassThe hardest thing, for Giulia, is the planning. ‘You get a lot of diary clashes and spend a lot of time trying to stick to plans you’ve made for weekends,’ she laughs, all brown curls and cheeky smile. ‘Polyamorous relationships take quite a lot of forward thinking,’ she decides, but it’s worth it for what they’ve taught her about love.
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".