What a difference a year and a bit can make. First, Wonder Woman nicely rescued the DC Extended Universe from oblivion after last year’s dreadful Batman V Superman and Suicide Squad. And now Justice League – however much of it is thanks to uncredited “finisher” Joss Whedon – is the kind of comics-to-movie effort that will probably make the uninitiated turn up their noses, but have fanboys smiling. Yes, even cranky old fanboys like yours truly.
Space DumplinsWriter/illustrator: Craig ThompsonColourist: Dave StewartPublisher: ScholasticA PLUCKY little girl named Violet, her vertically challenged (like his Biblical namesake) best pal Zacchaeus, and a learned but neurotic young chicken named Elliot are the unlikely but lovable heroes of this sprawling, oddball space opera.
Lately, I’ve been pulled towards entertainment fare that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Which is why I prefer the irreverent Z Nation over the unrelentingly grim The Walking Dead, and the heart-on-its-sleeve The Orville over the trying-too-hard Star Trek: Discovery. Now we have Thor: Ragnarok which, from the very first teaser trailer, always presented itself as a fun, rocking ride. Guess what? The finished product delivers on that promise in bucketloads.
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".