A couple of days ago, I read an article in a prominent magazine by a journalist/freelance writer who didn’t like “Wonder Woman” – the movie! “What? No, you can’t be serious,” I thought to myself. Â So I read her piece and was confused a little by her take on the movie. She compared it to “Sicario,” starring Emily Blunt as an FBI agent given a top assignment (usually not for women) to help stop the drug wars. If you haven’t seen it, it was very well done, serious and realistic.
From the title and the very beginning of “Birthright: A War Story,” you know it will be an in-your-face, no-holds-barred account of the abortion issue. Before the opening credits begin, we see the faces of women who have been collateral damage as a result of the laws regulating women’s health. What follows, however, is at least a bit more even-handed than the opening, with interviews from people on both sides of the issue.
Ten tips for staying safe in theaters and other public placesI bought my ticket and found my way to the theater where The Dark Knight Rises was showing. After the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado at a midnight screening, I had some reservations about seeing the movie this weekend – especially with all the talk about copycat shooters and such. You don’t like to think it will happen where you live, and yet, it could happen anywhere. We all know that.
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".