Monday's Pick Song: "Blue Mondays" Artist: Randy Newman CD: Goin' Home: A Tribute to Fats Domino Genre: Soul Randy Newman is usually at his best when he sings about how much life sucks. courtesy of Randy Newman hide caption toggle caption courtesy of Randy Newman A pianist's nimble fingers thump out one of the oldest and most charming barrelhouse intros in the book, hitting a few bass notes to set the stage.
It’s not as if true crime TV shows are new. Remember “America’s Most Wanted”? It began in 1988! But true crime is definitely on a media roll in the 21st century, with a bevy of shows as well as podcasts like “Serial.”So of course, now there’s a true crime spoof. It’s called “American Vandal” (now streaming on Netflix) and is brought to you by the folks from the comedy website “Funny or Die.” Spoiler alert: The series is funny and nobody dies.
Forget about peak TV, the endless parade of highbrow programming. I’m a fan of sneak TV — the kind of shows you sneak into your viewing rotation because you’re a little embarrassed about lowbrowing it. Here are some new fall series to consider for your sneak TV viewing. ‘Broke & Famous’ 8 p.m. Fridays on Reelz This show looks at how celebrities like Johnny Depp, Tori Spelling and 50 Cent squander their dough.
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".