Some of the funniest moments on HBO’s Insecure feature actress and writer Natasha Rothwell, who plays Kelli, the hilarious, frisky, unapologetic friend in Issa Dee’s girl squad. In the second season’s penultimate episode, Kelli calls out Lawrence for wearing a jean-on-jean outfit to a dinner party: “Must have been a sale on denim,” she quips as he walks in looking like an ad for Levi’s. Earlier in the season, she has a matter-of-fact response to the pay gap between black and white workers.
The second season of Insecure was hella messy. I reviewed the season positively back in July, after watching the first four episodes, and I still stand by those words. The show — co-created by writer and star Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore — is definitely one of the best comedies on television, and brilliantly captures contemporary black life on the small screen. Issa’s bathroom mirror raps were sharper.
Yvonne Orji wasn’t supposed to become famous. At six years old, she moved to the United States from Nigeria with her parents so she could live out the American dream. Translation: Like so many other immigrant children, Orji was told by her parents that she should become a doctor, lawyer or engineer. But, during a recent visit to Mic’s New York office, Orji told me that God had other plans for her.
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".