First: The country is barely on the other side of a period of deep thought about the cultural meaning of O.J. Simpson. Early last year, FX’s broadcast of the mini-series “The People vs. O.J. Simpson,” a starry entertainment about Mr. Simpson’s trial and acquittal for murder, made its debut on television. Then Ezra Edleman’s seven-plus-hour, Oscar-winning documentary, “O.J. Simpson: Made in America,” hit theaters that summer.
It feels like we are living in the End Times — but rather than relying on popular culture as an escape hatch, a vacation from reality, we seem to be leaning into television shows and movies that imagine the inevitable outcome to our current political and geological climate as a dystopia. Take a movie like “War for the Planet of the Apes,” which came out earlier this month. It is the third installment of the “Planet of the Apes” reboot series.
When I meet Martine Syms at Body Strength gym in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, she asks me if I’m ready to work. We’re scheduled for a private weight-training session, and she’s giddy at the prospect of sweating, hard. Working out might be the most consistent thing in Syms’s life—it’s something we both relate to, as a means to stay grounded and centered amid the chaos of being busy, working women. Syms’s work, besides fitness, is her art .
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".