Aside from snack food aficionados and novelists, hardly anyone uses the word “mulatto” anymore, at least not in the way Americans once did. Mulatto, an archaic word meant to define a mixed-race person with one black parent and one white one, is a vestige of a different time, the rare racial slur that’s fallen out of favor—dedicated racists are lazy thinkers, and so they tend to use inherited epithets.
If you see a rapper holding a stack of money to his ear like it’s a cell phone, you’d better believe he’s making a connection— if not a literal call. Yes, it might seem ludicrous to ascribe symbolic power to pictures of rappers pressing bills against their faces (like they’re ‘80s mobile tech)—it’s mostly just prop comedy, Carrot Top or Gallagher by way of Liberace, an ostentatious, over-the-top display by men (it’s usually men) with karats dangling from their earlobes.
In the end, Justin Trudeau suffocated to death inside a giant sock. Everyone loved Justin Trudeau’s socks, once upon a time. The NATO socks for the NATO meeting, one blue and one pink: gender equality through common imperialism. The Star Wars socks for Star Wars Day, R2-D2 and C-3PO: international consensus through conscientious nerdery. The rainbow-flag Eid Mubarak socks for Pride Day and Eid: ecumenical open-mindedness to girder a contracting world.
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".