‘This is Just a Test’ is More Than Just a Coming-of-Age StoryI don’t necessarily have much in common with David Da-Wei Horowitz, protagonist of Madelyn Rosenberg and Wendy Wan-Long Shang’s story This is Just a Test. I’m too young to remember the ‘80’s, the setting for his worries about surviving both junior high school and the Cold War, and too old to remember how exactly my brain was working when I was thirteen.
BROWN: If you had to play someone one song, and you could only play one song to introduce them to you, what song would you play for them? MILL: Because “Traumatized” is about my life. Some of the most most drastic things that took place in my life—my family, my father dying, being in the streets, and then, being in jail, things like that. BROWN: I like your album artwork, with the watch and the handcuffs mixed together.
BROWN: You hear about these really long casting searches to find the right actor. What’s one of the most challenging casting experiences that you’ve had? BAIG: I think that most searches probably go on too long. There’s always that desire to think there’s someone around the corner, so you’ve got to keep going, when often you’ve met that person. You probably met them quite early on in the process. The films that have probably been the most challenging are both of the films I did with J.A.
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".