Domenico Attianese is a recent university graduate who has transformed his love of writing in the start of a professional writing career. One of his first novels is Punto Nemo and places Captain Nemo in a battle against Cthulhu and similar creatures. Attianese has not only gone on to publish other must-read stories, he is currently writing a script to adapt Punto Nemo for television. Wanting to learn more about Attianese and his career, he allowed me to interview him for ScifiPulse.
Tonight sees the premiere of Happy!, which is Syfy’s much-anticipated television adaptation of the comic book by the brilliant Grant Morrison. For those not in the know, Happy! centers on disgraced detective turned hitman Nick Sax who takes on jobs to nurse his drink problem. When a hit goes wrong and Nick has a heart attack, he awakes on a hospital gurney to a perky blue horse that calls itself Happy.
This week is a huge one for Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow — as they face a Crisis on Earth-X in a special two-night crossover event spanning the four series. As the title suggests, this collection of superheroes will have their work cut out as they try to thwart the nefarious machinations of the occupants of Earth-X. The use of alternate earths has been a mainstay in comics for a long time now.
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".