A young woman, alias Grace, recently shared a story about a bad night with the comedian Aziz Ansari. Why didn’t she kick him in the balls? Why didn’t she slap him? Why didn’t she… break his finger, a thing we’re supposed to do now, maybe? Because by the time women reach sexual maturity, pretty much every woman has learned that you don’t want to make men angry. Ever. We learn to pacify men whenever possible. We tell them that we have a boyfriend rather than saying we’re just not attracted to them.
On the night of the Golden Globes Justin Timberlake tweeted a picture of himself and Jessica Biel with the caption, “Here we come!! And DAMN, my wife is hot! #TIMESUP #whywewearblack”Jessica Biel is, indeed, a very lovely woman. But I don’t think her beauty is “why we wear black.”If Timberlake was confused, he wasn’t alone.
Nearly everyone at the Golden Globes—at least everyone in the pre-show awards coverage—dressed in black. That sartorial choice was made to demonstrate support the Time’s Up organization and draw awareness to sexual assault and abuse in the workplace. Some could say that, as a result, the Golden Globes had a funereal feel about it. However, that was not unwelcome. Some aspects of Hollywood, and American culture at large, need to pass away.
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".