On July 23rd, 2016, transgender woman Dee Whigham was stabbed 119 times in her hotel room. Today, Dwanya Hickerson, a former Navy sailor who was in training in Biloxi, Mississippi, pled guilty to the killing. Whigham, a nurse, had been visiting Biloxi with some of her friends to attend the annual Gulf Coast Black Rodeo. On the evening of the rodeo, Whigham's friends discovered her mutilated corpse in their hotel room.
One night, when I was 13 years old, I prepared myself to have sex for the first time. The crescent moon hung in my window, carving black shadows across my chest. A gift-shop obelisk was erect on my bedside table. "Dear Satan," I whispered, "please fuck me." Growing up as a Christian child, I couldn't help but notice that my prayers to Jesus often went unanswered.
On Sunday, the BBC announced that the next Doctor from the globally beloved Doctor Who enterprise will regenerate as a woman—despite the fact that her twelve previous generations were all men. The Doctor, as the story goes, is a non-human being—the last of the Timelords, an alien race that is capable of reincarnating at the end of their lives. Many fans have been longing for a female Doctor, and the 13th Doctor will fulfill their wish, in the form of Actress Jodi Whittaker.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".