The backlash against Kevin Spacey is reaching major proportions. A massive mural of the Hollywood actor, created in 2015 in Manchester by well-known street artist Akse, will be removed following allegations of sexual harassment in the U.S. and the UK, the artist confirmed to the Manchester Evening News. The owner of the Nurbhai accountancy firm, on whose walls Akse painted the mural, said he was a House of Cards fan but now was "adamant" it should be removed, according to the BBC.
Another year, another controversy around the John Lewis Christmas ad. A well-known children's books illustrator has accused the British department store of ripping off one of his works for the annual, long-awaited season ad. Chris Riddell, who is also a political cartoonist for the Observer, shared a video live on periscope in which he compared his 1986 book "Mr Underbed" to the ad.
For a while, Britain experienced the Boaty McBoatface phenomenon â€” public institutions asking citizens to name boats/gritters/vehicles and getting swamped by a whole lot of ridiculously inappropriate names.Â Now local authorities are starting to wise up and they're preemptively hijacking any attempt to sabotage the vehicle-christening.Â When asking for suggestions to name two new gritting vehicles, Doncaster Council posted this shady tweet: "Keep em clean and be original - we'd prefer not...
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".