It's becoming a winter tradition, the opening-night gala of the L.A. Art Show (which runs through Sunday at the Los Angeles Convention Center). Each year attracts another A-list host such as Jon Hamm to do the honors at the event, which for the past several years has benefited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Within the crowded field of documentaries vying for awards this season is a sub-skirmish of titles dealing with the war in Syria. But the only one made by a Syrian is Firas Fayyad’s Last Men in Aleppo, a Sundance 2017 Grand Jury Prize winner focusing on the fearless White Helmets, volunteers from all walks of life who, when the barrel bombs begin to drop, run toward the blast to rescue whatever survivors they can from the rubble.
The movies of 2017 reflected the year in American culture. “The Post,” Steven Spielberg’s film about Katharine Graham’s 1971 decision to publish the Pentagon Papers, reiterated the importance of a free press in 2017, when so-called “fake news” has been under attack. Spielberg’s film likewise alludes to another of the year’s prevalent themes: women speaking out about and resisting male opportunism.
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".