Many times over the last few months, we’ve been told that the future of liberal democracy looks bleak. People Who Know say that the current spasm of nationalism, xenophobia, and bigotry is a populist rejection of globalization, and it isn’t going away anytime soon. Maybe.
The casting announcements for Jon Favreau's updated CG version of The Lion King are starting to speed up, and the main cast is almost filled out. New to the list are Alfre Woodard and Captain America: Civil War's John Kani. In truth, we can also describe Woodard as "Captain America: Civil War's Alfre Woodard", as she appears in the film. For the new Lion King, she'll join James Earl Jones' Mufasa as Sarabi, mother to Simba (who will be voiced by Donald Glover in his grown form).
Given that Chiwetel Ejiofor is listed as "in talks" for the role, by the time you read this he could already be recording his part or moving on to other things. But he's certainly been figuring out a deal to play the villainous Scar in Jon Favreau's new version of The Lion King. He feels like the right choice for the well-spoken villain, able to bring charisma and gravitas to the part.
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".