The French actress Mireille Darc died recently, aged 79. She had been happily married for 20 years to a man called Pascal Desprez. Before that she’d had an electric 15-year relationship with the actor Alain Delon. You only have to look at photographs of them together to see it: they were so into each other that you want to blush and look away. Anyhow: Delon and Desprez were both by her bedside when she died.
Going grey should be simple. It isn’t. In theory, you should say, “OK, so the grey is now seriously outnumbering my natural colour, to the point where my natural colour is, in fact, grey. So I’ll just leave it and have grey hair, and that will be that.” In reality, grey freaks people out. It freaks me out. I am not emotionally ready to have grey hair. I have lived my whole life as a dark-haired person. It’s how I see myself. It’s part of who I am.
A man called Bob Higginson made headlines recently by banning children under 12 from his coffee shop in Devon. The shop is painstakingly done up like an ocean liner. Mr Higginson was a head waiter on the QE2 and his cafe is clearly a labour of love. He has two offspring of his own, now 24 and 21, and says he loves children, but there are lots of other places in Torbay where they can go. Dogs, on the other hand, are welcome. Do you know, I completely agree with him. I’m quite surprised at myself.
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".