A celebration of the season, and a rallying cry against its most annoying catchphrase. I love fall. Love it. Here in New York City, for three blissful hours every year in late October, the climate is perfect. My body is dry. I know a joy so sweet, and I get a fleeting glimpse of what it must be like, every day, to be Brad Pitt. (I hate Brad Pitt because no matter where he is, even when Angie was dragging him to a slew of countries in Africa and Southeast Asia, he always seemed cool and well aerated.)
There's a certain breed of actor that makes the most of every role, inhabits every bit of the characters he plays, and makes every film he's in worth seeing simply by the power of his presence. Harry Dean Stanton is one of those actors. He was pals with Brando, and roommates with Nicholson. He drank in dusty desert saloons with Sam Shepard, and once, on a lark, he drove from Guadalajara to Kansas City with a young Bob Dylan.
But let’s forget about that for a moment. The words "dumb" and "Knicks" are so interchangeable at this point that the notion of the franchise choosing an option with a $15 million downside (the excess luxury tax the team faced if it matched Houston’s offer) over an option with a billion dollar downside (Lin’s potential career marketing value if he kept up his level of play) is actually unsurprising. This is the Knicks. This is what they do. Let’s move on.
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".