I'm still not sure how it happened, but back in 2012 I started covering San Diego Comic Con for Big Picture Big Sound. For four glorious years I trekked (no pun intended) to the west coast each July to spend a week with my people: the nerds, the geeks, the pop culture fanatics. This year, the con came to me. Well, sort of; I had the opportunity to attend Awesome Con, Washington DC's own comic convention, and instead of booking a cross-country flight I just needed to hop on the local Metro.
You know how it is when you're at the amusement park and you're excited to hit the monster roller coaster but the line's way too long or maybe the mega-coaster's closed for maintenance so you decide to check out the medium coaster instead? You're not expecting much, maybe a couple of unpredictable turns and a half-hearted shout or two.
There are many unsettling occurrences in the darkly disturbing new film "It Comes At Night." This tale of an isolated family fighting for survival in the midst of a horrifying albeit unspecified infestation incorporates ghastly closeups of the infected, sudden standoffs with aggressive attackers, and long, tense passages when characters creep along dark hallways terrified of what's waiting behind the next door.
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".