Freelance humor writer, author of Anonymous Lawyer (http://anonymouslawfirm.com). Pieces at McSweeney's, The Barnes & Noble Review, The New Republic, Wall Street Journal, and more. Working on a second novel, film and TV projects. Available for editing/writing/script consulting.
“You would have had the choke in your voice that all of us had.”Such were the words of syndicated gossip columnist Louella Parsons, reflecting on the moment actress Hattie McDaniel walked across the stage at the famed Cocoanut Grove nightclub for the 12th annual Academy Awards and accepted her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. She was the first ever African-American to win one. It would take another 24 years before it happened again.
From sleep disturbances, the hairs standing up on the back of your neck, appliances turning on by themselves, animals acting out, and unexplained noises. This place had them all. I never believed in ghosts or anything paranormal for a long time. I would consider myself to be a person based on logic, rationality and facts. Strong evidence. Tangible evidence that you can see, touch and feel. Mostly black and white logic. I admit that there is a minuscule area of grey.
When it comes to packing a hospital bag, Bec Douros knows exactly what you need. After all, she didn’t do it so well the first time. So at 34 weeks pregnant, she’s getting organised. “I found I packed things I didn’t need last time and ended up sending George out to get it all for me anyway,” the former The Block star wrote on Instagram this week, sharing exactly what she’s packed for baby number two.
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)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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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
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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".