What if “ The Truman Show ” were your life? That’s the delusion the psychiatrist Joel Gold observed in five patients at Bellevue Hospital, in New York. As cameras and technology continue to encroach on us, will this disorder, and others like it, become more common? In this week's magazine, Andrew Marantz describes how paranoid delusions shift over time , with societal and technological developments eventually being reflected in psychosis.
This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the BBC science-fiction television series “ Doctor Who ,” and throughout the show’s run, the Daleks have been regular antagonists to the Doctor as he travels through space and time, becoming pop-cultural icons in the process.
Much of the folklore of Seneca Lake, in western New York, proceeds from a sense that its depths are poorly understood. In "The Lake Gun," a short story from 1850, partly based on local legend, James Fenimore Cooper describes "a sound resembling the explosion of a heavy piece of artillery" emanating from the lake; some locals still claim to hear it.
A big challenge for Quebec has to be figuring out how (or whether) “sovereignty” can ever be political terrain that doesn’t benefit the far-right. At moment, it seems like continuing to use that framework means essentially ignoring a growing fascist movement.
But I didn’t hear a single word about the ultra-nationalist groups who were preparing to take to the streets in a few hours! And those same groups ground their own politics in reactionary claims to Quebec sovereignty.
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".