Ann Dowd and Margo Martindale are in a room together for the second time ever. The first time was a brief introduction at last yearâ€™s Criticsâ€™ Choice Awards, where they were both nominated (Martindale won). Today, at the New York offices, theyâ€™re being asked to embrace each other for a photograph. Before they arrive, there is some debate over how intimately to stage the shoot, depending on their comfort level. Any uncertainty goes out the window the minute Martindale walks in to greet Dowd.
Ahead of the final season of The Leftovers, Damon Lindelof joined the Vulture TV Podcast to talk about the Matt Zoller Seitz piece that just may have saved the show, why itâ€™s ultimately a love story, and the persuasive power of a naked Justin Theroux. Listen to our conversation, and read an edited transcript below. Jen Chaney: How did you decide on sending seven episodes from the final season to critics?
The Girls finale didnâ€™t feel like a finale in the traditional sense. In the penultimate episode, we saw Hannah, Marnie, Jessa, and Shoshanna reckon with their friendship, Hannah make the adult decision to move upstate for her job, and everyone get an â€œendâ€? to their story. The actual finale, â€œLatching,â€? was more of a peek into what comes after. But in a lot of ways, it did feel like a natural ending, probably most clearly in how it mirrored the pilot episode.
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 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
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".