Soak up this glorious news because it may be the best youâ€™ll hear all week: LeVar Burton is no longer being sued for using his famous Reading Rainbow catchphrase, â€œbut you donâ€™t have to take my word for it,â€? on his podcast, LeVar Burton Reads. â€œAll settled, but you donâ€™t have to take my word for it,â€? Burton told me when I spoke to him recently at a New York Comic Con event he did with Neil deGrasse Tyson for the Audible book of Andy Weirâ€™s Artemis. â€œItâ€™s all good. Itâ€™s all good.
Get ready for some prognosticating! Awards season officially started Thursday with the announcement of nominations for the 27th Annual IFP Gotham Awards. As Iâ€™ve written before, no one looks to the Gothams to read the tea leaves for what will happen at the Academy Awards â€” the Gothams focus on independent film, so some big studio players are ineligible, throwing off the equation â€” but they really, really should.
This article was originally published during the Toronto International Film Festival. Spoilers below for Professor Marston and the Wonder Women. If youâ€™re a comics superfan, or have read Jill Leporeâ€™s 2014Â The Secret History of Wonder WomanÂ (Fresh Air episodeÂ here), you already knew this.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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