It's become an all-too-familiar phenomenon: A well-known person's name stays in the headlines day after day, as a controversy, usually of his or her own making, swirls through the news media. The past week or two, the sagas of "Birth of a Nation" director Nate Parker and Team USA swimmer Ryan Lochte have garnered a long string of headlines, and it's not difficult to see why.
Do not read on unless you have seen "eps2.6_succ3ss0r.p12," the eighth episode of the second season of "Mr. Robot." I wrote a piece earlier today on "Mr. Robot" (and "UnReal") and the bumpy second seasons both have had. But I also wanted to offer a few thoughts on tonight's episode, which, which, like last week's installment, was generally very strong.
It may not be entirely fair that " UnReal" and " Mr. Robot " are yoked together, at least in the minds of some TV critics and drama aficionados, but more than the proximity of their mid-2015 debuts unites them. Both dramas engendered a lot of buzz by doing smart and provocative things with very tricky premises.
It's fantastic that CBS is rebooting the " Star Trek " franchise. But it needs to boldly go toward a different business model, while still embracing what made the franchise special in the first place. This story first appeared in the August 23, 2016 issue of Variety.
It would be inaccurate to call " Gomorrah " the most recent of "The Wire's" overseas progeny, given that the former premiered in Italy two years ago. But "Gomorrah" is among the most admirable of the latter-day "Wire" homages, one that throws in hearty helpings of Golden Age classics like "The Sopranos" and "The Shield."
" Halt and Catch Fire," which returns on AMC on Tuesday, is both a retro pleasure and a forward-looking gem. TV has always had an affinity for period dramas, but they have typically been set in eras that seem very safely rooted in the past.
The fall array of new shows arrives soon, but before that deluge hits, I highly recommend using a few hours of free time to catch up with the first season of " Superstore," which is on Hulu and .
Watching "Inside Amy Schumer" has often elicited a storm of different reactions: laughter, recognition, shock, occasionally frustration. So it's not surprising that this week has been a rollercoaster for those who've followed Schumer's meteoric rise.
Watching "Inside Amy Schumer " has often elicited a storm of different reactions: laughter, recognition, shock, occasionally frustration. So it's not surprising that this week has been a rollercoaster for those who've followed Schumer's meteoric rise.
In 2015, during " Penny Dreadful's" second season, production designer Jonathan McKinstry asked John Logan, its creator, to look at the natural history museum in Dublin, where the Showtime drama filmed all three of its seasons. Logan resisted, given that the season two story didn't require a set like that.
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 politicians Barack Obama and Mitt Romney 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
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.