In the red band trailer for Rough Night, arriving in theaters this weekend, all the hallmarks of a raucous funny movie party are present and accounted for: A group of actors walking in slow motion while wearing going out clothes, strippers, alcohol guzzled straight from the bottle, physically awkward dance moves, woo-ing, stumbling SNL cast members, light vomiting, and of course, one of your favorite comedians yelling at someone to do cocaine.
In 2001’s iconic film The Wedding Planner, the titular nuptial organizer Mary (Jennifer Lopez) innocently crosses the street when her high heel gets stuck in a manhole cover — just as a dumpster gets loose and rolls down the hill, careening wildly towards her. In the nick of time, handsome pediatrician Matthew McConaughey pushes her out of the way, saving her shoe and her life, as she points out in that order. Real-life event planners find this scenario absurd — nobody wears stilettos.
About four minutes ago, I got an email: "Your package from Dwell + Slumber has been delivered." About one minute ago, I put on the best thing I have ever worn. It may or may not be maternity wear. My journey to this moment started last October, when Megan Reynolds, who wrote this great and deeply relatable piece about house dresses for Racked in September, emailed me. "A house dress company wants to repost my house dress piece," she wrote, linking me to Dwell + Slumber.
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".