One of them, an Amazon adaptation of F. Scoot Fitzgerald’s last novel. “The Last Tycoon,” so much a last novel Fitzgerald dies before finishing it, excited me when I read about it. Being about Hollywood, and laden with both business machinations and romantic entanglements, it seemed the perfect vehicle for a mini-series. Having Matt Bomer and Kelsey Grammer in the leads as studio heads increased the anticipation.
Emmy nominations have been announced in preparation for the Sept. 17 award ceremony. Detail will wait for mid-September, mainly because some nominees need closer looks. (I see every series at least once or twice but have to move on to the new to keep up with the welter on TV these days. Around Emmys, I binge watch some nominees to make better choices in terms of both prediction and preference.) First impressions are the business of today’s column.
In the days of the three-network world, summer tryouts of primetime programming were a staple of every season. That is a habit of the past, although ABC and CBS are both debuting some new fare this summer. Channel 29, and its Fox parent, are acting more in the spirit of the summer peek, giving two new shows, both involving competitions, a chance to attract an audience. Starting today, at 12:30 p.m., the station airs “Punchline,” a program that combines comedy with current events.
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".