Famous people often swear that they never read their own reviews. Some are lying, but as the policy is manifestly wise, on the whole, I believe them. I cannot, however, recall anyone claiming to apply the same rule to their interviews – until now. Richard Ratcliffe will not read this, he tells me, because “I just don’t expose myself to what I can’t control”.
If Michelle Dockery’s latest role had been written in the last 12 months, the part might look like a lazily drawn cliche. She is about to appear at the National Theatre in a stage adaptation of the film Network, playing Diana, a savagely ambitious TV executive (played by Faye Dunaway in the original), whose editorial and commercial values would be indistinguishable from those found at Fox News today.
The former editor of Vogue took a recent trip to Sainsbury’s at 3pm. “And to me that was so interesting. I’ve not been in a supermarket on a weekday afternoon for 35, 40 years or something. I was just interested in who was in there, what people are buying, what the parking was like. I’m interested in all this stuff.”Since standing down in June from the magazine she edited for 25 years, Alexandra Shulman has been having the loveliest time.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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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
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".