Steven Spielberg’s dramatisation of events leading up to the high-profile legal wrangling between The Washinton Post and President Nixon feels relevant in the era of fake news and presidential Twitter outbursts but is self-serving and smug. Until now Steven Spielberg, a buddy of George Lucas since before they were successful, has largely steered clear of the prequel business.
Disney Pixar’s coming-of-age adventure amid Mexican Day of the Dead culture has little of the humour or visual wonder you’d associate with the usually inventive studio. A film about the Mexican holiday Día de Los Muertos, Day of the Dead, has been in the works at Pixar since the turn of the decade. The time taken has probably been fortuitous as it has emerged at a time when reviewers and audiences in America are keen to show they embrace other cultures and people south of the unwalled border.
Good journalism, like good medical research, often begins with a clear and simple question. Followed by clear and simple writing. The articles our staff chose to highlight this week are good examples of this. Can less be more? Why do some of our most vulnerable lack good care … or a good place to live? When does screening hurt more than help? And how do we know when a brain is really “dead”? We usually shine a light on news stories in this 5-Star Friday feature.
IRS offers advisory that property taxes have to be assessed and paid in 2017 to be deductible. A new consideration in the mad rush to prepay 2018 property taxes before year-end. https://t.co/LiBGkFNdnI
According to tax collectors we have talked to in PA, they are not permitted under state law to accept prepayments for 2018 property taxes until they have a bill in hand from the taxing authority. We have not found any that are accepting prepayments.
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".