The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, the book by author Rebecca Skloot that spent 75 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list, tells the story of a young African American woman who died of cervical cancer at age 31 years, leaving behind a husband and 5 young children.
For his last two novels, “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Turtles All the Way Down,” young adult author John Green has been working in the tradition of the “problem novel.”Sometimes also known as the “social novel,” a problem novel takes an issue and seeks to use the narrative to bring the reader around to a particular stance on the issue. Upton Sinclair wrote problem novels; John Steinbeck did too. “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” is a quintessential example.
Happy Friday MMT Fam! I remember being a teen and first hearing the story of how the HeLa cells were obtained. I was amazed and angered at the same time, and I really couldn’t imagine how the family and loved ones of Mrs. Henrietta Lacks felt when they became aware of how her cells were unknowingly harvested. So I was eager to watch the 2017 HBO film The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, in which Oprah Winfrey executive produces and stars, when it premiered earlier this year.
❤️ CVS to stop photoshopping beauty product ads “The drugstore is asking the other beauty brands that it sells, such as L'Oreal and Johnson & Johnson to participate, too. The goal is to put transparent labeling on all beauty imagery in CVS aisles by the end of 2020.” https://twitter.com/cnn/status/953019001403248641
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".