I have seen “The Bourne Identity” — propped against an expanse of fake leather upholstery, wide armrests flanking me with their inset cupholders for residual sour sugar to collect in, sandy and sticky. Matt Damon whizzed through the filmic gauntlet in his 1989 Mini Mayfair MkV, while I bathed my teeth in neon shades of corn syrup. As the credits rolled up the screen, I picked my way down the slippery maple colored staircase, molars aching.
Cue La Femme, “Septembre.” The song is not mine, but it belongs to me. I hear the name spoken in my voice — the familiar weight of the vowels as they collect on the tip of my tongue, the way the words taste like weak tea as they leave my mouth, rose sweet and watery, a little bitter. I’m proud of the song in the way people are often proud of the things they’ve made.
Films, as all art, have the Play-Doh quality of temporal manipulability — they speak to the moment in which they were created differently from how they speak to a later audience. “Patti Cake$,” which reflects the state of 2017 now, may very well lose its sharp-witted insight when abstracted from our current political climate. Even if that is the case — only time will tell — it will still hold its own as an endearing underdog tale.
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".