In common with many, I celebrated the dawning of 2018 by coming down with Australian flu, an experience that left me with a whole new appreciation for the phrase “a new strain”. As a connoisseur of flu, I always like to get a good dose of whatever is doing the rounds, but I’d never had anything quite like this. The lingering after taste, the way it left the body drained, weak and grouchy for a fortnight after the other symptoms had gone, was a particularly noble characteristic.
I’m Not In Love: The Story Of 10ccThere’s a big tribute to Bruce Forsyth, The Mighty Atom, on BBC One tonight (Sir Bruce: A Celebration, 9pm), and that’s as it should be. Anybody whose time on TV spanned 1939-2014 has a career worthy of some study, and Tess and Claudia and the great Strictly band and singers are on hand to keep the ball rolling. All the same, from the clips I’ve seen, this show itself (Shirley Bassey, Michael Ball, Alfie Boe) looks pretty horrendous.
Walter Matthau, it need hardly be said, casts a long shadow. Add to that the equally long, slightly more terrifying, shadow of Robert Shaw, dialogue that crackles with sharp, weary humour, and the scuzzy, humming sense of New York in the 1970s, and, in The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three, you have a movie that’s hard to forget.
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".