John Robinson is a freelance writer and editor. He is an Associate Editor at Uncut, a UK music monthly, where he edits the album reviews section. He is a weekly contributor to the Guardian Guide, where he writes about music and television.
From the crystal-clear rivers of Florida to the freezing waters of Alaska, self-confessed otter maniac Charlie Hamilton James has been filming the sleekit beasties for 25 years. In this mood-improving doc, he uses heat cameras and super slow-mo to itemise their impressive abilities, from built-in swimming goggles to unparalleled fur insulation. Best of all, the soundtrack features a lot of otter-mimicking mouth trumpet.
Spoiler alert: this blog is for Twin Peaks viewers who have seen episode seven of The Return, showing on Showtime on the US and Sky Atlantic in the UK. Do not read on unless you have watched. This third season has already offered a nice line in knowing self-reference (“I don’t understand this situation at all,” said Gordon Cole, as he sat perplexed/enchanted as the rest of us in episode four). In episode seven, the show went a step further and offered something like its own recap. It reprised plot.
The Brexit campaign undoubtedly awakened something dismal in the national psyche around immigration and national identity. A week before the vote, and the day after Ukip unveiled its “Breaking Point” poster, brilliant young MP Jo Cox was murdered in her West Yorkshire constituency by far-right terrorist Thomas Mair. On the first anniversary of her death, this heartbreaking film traces both their trajectories.
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".