Nashville stars were grieving Sunday as news spread about the death of country legend Mel Tillis, who was remembered for his gentle humor and kindness. Blake Shelton hailed the 85-year-old star as "an incredible entertainer. And a funny funny guy." Tim McGraw remembered Tillis as "one of the coolest guys in country music ever and an extraordinary songwriter!" Billy Ray Cyrus tweeted that he was the "Kindest man I've ever known. ... Gonna be some great country music in heaven this Sunday."
Celebrities gathered on social media to pray and vent as news broke that the church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, left at least 25 dead. “Just nothing. No words. Numb. Again," singer Josh Groban tweeted. “May everyone affected in Texas rest in and find peace.”Some noted that we've been here before. "My heart hurts," Bob Saget wrote. "This has to stop." Other called more explicitly for legislation.
Jann Wenner really hates the new biography about him and, well, it’s easy to see why. Joe Hagan’s explosive, exhaustively reported Sticky Fingers (Knopf, 511 pp., ★★★½ out of four) is an admiring, often affectionate but ultimately unflattering portrait of the brash Rolling Stone co-founder with the chutzpah to appropriate the Bob Dylan song and the Rolling Stones’ name, then bypass them both for the rock ‘n’ roll magazine’s first cover in 1967.
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".