It's an attractive idea, unshackling yourself from a cable plan. No more yelling at your DVR for not recording The Americans or having to deal with awful Comcast customer service. There are hundreds of channels you haven't even heard of, and the idea of paying for them is kind of galling. All you need is an internet connection and a way to stream the stuff you want to watch. You should end up saving a ton of money. ...Right? Well, maybe. You'll still need to pay for that internet connection.
Suicide has never been a truly taboo subject on television. The first episode of “ER,” back in 1994, ended with nurse Hathaway being brought in on a gurney after a suicide attempt; and Tony’s son AJ tried to drown himself in the family’s pool in a 2007 episode of “The Sopranos.”But television is currently experiencing a cluster of shows that don’t simply deal with the subject but delve deeper into it.
Jim Roach never expected to be struggling with student debt in his 50s. When his daughter Lauren got accepted to Northwestern University, the Dallas-based serial entrepreneur and father of six was making too much money to qualify for certain kinds of loans. So he made the seemingly logical decision to take out a loan directly from the university. By the time Lauren graduated in 2006, the principal balance was down to $40,000–steep but manageable.
I spent 7 months on the road. I talked to > 400 people. I did everything myself: reporting, writing, photography. I pumped out 2,000 words every 3 days. I fled potential assault twice. And for what, exactly
Hey hi I am having some trouble readjusting to life so I am going to leave Twitter for a while and take one last road trip, I will be at oschwindt at gmail if you need Dirtbag Joan Didion-type writing done, 'bye
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".