Ta-Nehisi Coates knows that interviewers have great, unrealistic, expectations. A MacArthur Genius award winner, and a 2015 National Book Award winner for Between the World and Me, the Atlantic magazine national correspondent is one of the leading writers about race in today’s racially polarized world. Because he writes about race and expectations directly and honestly, and because he seems to see things so clearly, people – mainly white people – want Coates to have the answers.
Author Ta-Nehisi Coates confirmed that he is writing a comic book about X-Men character Storm with Marvel Comics illustrator Jen Bartel. In Coates’ Black Panther comic book series, the title character, T’Challa, was married for a while to Storm. Coates met Bartel for the first time at the New York Comic Con this month. Bartel, known among other things for her work on the Jem and The Holograms comic, had illustrations of Storm.
Here’s the thing you need to know about craft projects: the directions always lie. They are lying liars. Since I started this column I’ve realized there’s almost always something left out. The supply list omits a crucial element. The directions neglect to mention a step or two. That is why the end product never, ever looks like the original picture. Those jerks are holding back. This was never more true than in this week’s game of My Editors Are Trying to Kill Me.
@cephillips@derekwillis@kleinmatic Keep in mind that a VAST majority of colleges and universities don't have journalism schools, let alone a journalism major or minor. You have to pick which skills are most widely used to best benefit students.
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
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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".