When botanical experts are unwilling to leave an area, because there is so much to see, then you know you are providing a sanctuary to a plant wonderland. That was exactly the case during a Fauna & Flora International (FFI) supported tour with botanist John Parker. The destination? Flower Valley Farm, hidden in the Fynbos landscapes in South Africa – the home of Flower Valley Conservation Trust.
I’m always a little concerned when I hear that a film is a director’s long gestating passion project. Even when the filmmaker in question is Martin Scorsese, there is always the frightening possibility of a bloated, self-indulgent epic. Rest assured though, for this was a Passion worth waiting for. Based on the novel by Shūsaku Endō, Silence tells the story of two Portuguese Jesuit priests who travel to Japan to find their mentor. Word has reached them of the persecution of Christians in Japan.
A middle-aged man finds himself seduced by youth in the new film from Argyris Papadimitropoulos, the latest filmmaker to emerge from the new wave of Greek cinema. Eschewing the strange and unusual originality of his contemporaries, such as Yorgos Lanthimos and Athina Rachel, Papadimitropoulos instead looks to dazzle us with visual delights, perhaps in the hope of blinding us to the lack of depth in his film. Kostis (Makis Papadimitrou) arrives on a quiet Greek island in the middle of winter.
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".