It’s Independence Day, and Michael Shannon is hosting a party. “July Fourth is not a significant holiday,” he told me the week before, by way of invitation. “It’s not like you’re encroaching on sacred time.” Forty guests are expected and side dishes are in short supply, so he leads me down to the grocery store that occupies the first floor of his building, a converted nineteenth-century cotton storehouse in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Woe be unto the relatives of this celebrated Norwegian author: Every slight, sneeze, and awkward silence in his presence has been fair game for his prodigious autobiographical novels. Now finished with My Struggle, the exhaustive, exhilarating, six-volume, 3,500-page tome covering his life to date, Knausgaard, 48, seems to have tired of writing about himself. Autumn, the first in a four-part series named after and taking place over the four seasons, is an extended letter to his newborn daughter.
You have just a few trips left on that summer rental in Montauk or East Hampton or, if you're a plebe, Amagansett. You've outworn your entire summer wardrobe: the espadrilles are in tatters, the chambray shirts are covered in ketchup stains, the linen shorts have grass stains from when you dove for home. It's time for one last injection of warm weather spark into your wardrobe. And perhaps a few items for your fall ones as well.
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".