Mathew Rodriguez is a Staff Writer at Mic. He is a queer Latino New Yorker who enjoys female rappers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Flannery O'Connor. He is a former editor at TheBody.com and he is working on a memoir about his father, HIV and heroin on New York City's Lower East Side.
According to The Avengers: Age of Ultron star Anthony Mackie, there's one criterion Marvel can leave out when searching for a director for its Black Panther film: race. In an interview with the Daily Beast to promote his upcoming film Our Brand Is Crisis, the interview turned to the sprawling Marvel Cinematic Universe and the search for a Black Panther director, a job Ava DuVernay turned down.
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Fans of the Taiwanese-American actress altered movie posters from some of Hollywood's most iconic female-led films to include Wu's face, rather than, say, Emma Stone or Jennifer Lawrence. #StarringConstanceWu was born. But why just replace one actor in a film with Wu or Cho when you can place them both in a film? Wu has addressed Hollywood whitewashing before.
Won a Bronze award for Infographics at the Web Health Awards for the infographic I authored based on the Men Who Have Sex With Men's Global Forum on HIV (MSMGF)'s report on young gay men and HIV around the world.
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
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".