Canadian director Mina Shum (known best for Double Happiness and her piercing NFB documentary Ninth Floor) has crafted a textured and charismatic portrait of first- and second-generation immigrant life. The Vancouver-set Meditation Park stars Sandra Oh, who long before she became a household name from the ER of Grey's Anatomy, got her real start in Shum's Double Happiness in 1994.
Meditation Park is a big movie about a tiny woman. Written and directed by Canadian indie filmmaker Mina Shum, the new drama follows a Chinese immigrant grandma named Maria who is stunned to discover her husband's infidelity. The reassuring idyll of her 40-year marriage breaks, and she sets out to discover what more she might want from this life. With an epic score and lush, lingering camera work, it's a self-assured film – confident, a little heartbreaking and very funny.
By the 1960s, television was the hot young thing and radio was declassé – like an uncle who'd stayed too long at the party. The golden age of radio dramas – which peaked between the 1930s and 50s in Britain and North America – lost its shine in the shadow of the new medium. But with the latest crop of audio narratives ready for download – diverse works, such as Homecoming, Pen Pals and The Truth – a promising new era of radio fiction has arrived.
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".