An argument is developing over Nicole Kidman's nose. For her role as Virginia Woolf in the film The Hours , her own pert little nose has been hidden under a ghastly prosthesis. The director, Stephen Daldry, considers it beautiful. I say it looks like a beak, and why did he do it, when Virginia Woolf's most arresting physical feature was her patrician profile? "You are out of your mind!" he exclaims. "I think the nose is fantastic. I think she looks beautiful in it." "It should have been nobler."
It pains him to have to say this, but there is no better time to be doing a play about the English fixation with class. Hardly knowing whether to chuckle or throw up, Sir Trevor Nunn acknowledges that the aristocratic gravel has been beautifully prepared by Julian Fellowes and that a nation in thrall to Downton Abbey is a nation primed for his own latest transfer to the West End: Noël Coward’s satire on the upper classes, Relative Values.
The taxi driver fancied himself as a celebrity-spotter, as taxi drivers do. “Oooh, are you that lady off the telly?” he inquired of Prue Leith, judge and cool-headed arbiter of BBC2’s Great British Menu (GBM). Prue fluffed up her considerable plumage. She likes being a household name. “Yes, I am,” she said, flattered. “Well, I’m telling you, Norwich City’s rubbish,” he said. She had to break the news to him that she wasn’t Delia Smith, owner of Norwich FC.
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".