In its journey from “I can almost see what they are trying to create here” to “Holy Cow! Those sentient, talking apes are amazing!”, the sophistication of CGI rendering is quickly becoming something audiences can take for granted. (Next frontier: the uncanny valley!)
The rise of geek culture has brought with it more widespread acceptance and enjoyment of the humble board game. Sure, this list comprises mainly documentaries on classics of historical (chess, go) and modern (Scrabble, Monopoly) significance, but as we hope Going Cardboard suggests, these titans of the board gaming world are joined every day by enthusiastically constructed new games that rightly gain adherents young and old.
Each year, we like to provide readers with a two-tiered gift-giving guide. The first gathers together a Top Ten list of great gifts for movie lovers. But while that list covers a lot of ground, the sheer quantity of new releases, anniversaries, knick-knacks and other items that might well be just the thing for that hard-to-shop-for person on your gift list goes far beyond anything a ten-item list can cover. So, with that in mind, here’s a bigger batch of gift ideas.
@pscottrussell@aahrealbonsters I didn't even make it that far. I was 7 (one of a series of questionable parenting decisions by dad). The opening attack/leg floating down = NOPE. I spent years covering the bathtub drain with a washcloth "just to be safe."
When my magazine did a cover story on similar laws in Tennessee a decade ago, the families/representatives we spoke to in the distribution biz were similarly open. Decades of being politically untouchable yields a certain arrogance-born honesty. https://twitter.com/JimVorel/status/951849421771329536
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".