We've been thinkin' 'bout you, Frank Ocean! In the four years since the release of Ocean's Grammy-winning, happy-making Channel Orange, the 28-year-old singer-songwriter has been teasing us with promises (and more promises...and more promises) of new music.
Look, we're a nation on edge. We need diversion. Some had hoped the 2016 Rio Olympics would provide that, but then NBC made it nearly impossible to watch the only event anyone cares about-shotput (kidding, obviously we're talking about gymnastics, jeez, we're patriots after all)-and so for the past two weeks, the election has continued to dominate our precious mental space.
Donald Trump's bid for the White House has always been a media circus. Now, it's being run by one of the ringleaders. The Trump campaign announced today that it has hired Breitbart News Network executive chairman Steve Bannon as campaign CEO.
For many Americans, the path to casting a vote is way rockier than it should be. Between ( racist) new voter ID laws and government websites that haven't been updated since the late Cretaceous, it hard to know how to register, where and when to vote, and what you need to bring.
It's just the beginning of the week, and already a major presidential candidate and his staunchest ally in Silicon Valley have shown they have a fundamental misunderstanding of how the First Amendment works.
You've had it with this election cycle. The name-calling. The baby-banishing. The multitudinous email scandals. So you log onto Facebook and fire off a post pumping Hillary Clinton, defending Donald Trump, or, perhaps, reminding everyone that Jill Stein exists.
During a campaign speech this afternoon in Wilmington, North Carolina, Donald Trump told his audience that if Hillary Clinton wins the presidency and they disagree with her choice of Supreme Court judges, well ... If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks.
And so it begins. For the last year and some change, Donald Trump has been complaining that the presidential nominating process is rigged. Now that he's secured the nomination, though, he's moved on to a new target, claiming last week that the election itself will be rigged.
It's President Obama's birthday, y'all. And yes, the general election is in full-on crazy mode. And of course tomorrow is Friday, the new designated time for bad news to spill unceremoniously all over the news cycle like slop from the bedpan of the world's sickbed.
First came the images of bridges blocked by Turkish military. Soldiers and trucks lined both byways over the Bosphorus in Istanbul. On a Friday afternoon in America, Twitter exploded with speculation that something very big was happening across the world in Turkey. Newspapers had no reports. TV stations were mum.
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 politicians Barack Obama and Mitt Romney 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
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.