The American Academy of Motion Pictures may want to think about adding another category for the Oscars this year for best prosthetics. Following hot on the heels of Woody Harrelson's latex face as LBJ, we now have Gary Oldman totally submerged under Kazuhiro Tsuji's masterful makeup as Winston Churchill. Whatever happened to the days when they cast an actor because he looked like the historical figure he was playing?
In his sophomore feature "Maddman: The Steve Madden Story," documentarian Ben Patterson would have us believe that Steve Madden, the man behind the shoe brand of the same name, is, at worse, just a bit of a rough diamond. From his humble beginnings in Queens, NY, this self-made man found he had a natural affinity for selling women's shoes, which he much preferred than having to study in University.
This is the story of Nate. who has broken up with his boyfriend and is trying to convince himself and his group of 20-something-year old buddies that he really is fine. He is, of course, anything but. As the story is set in West Hollywood, Nate is hardly short of candidates for possible replacements, if only he wasn't so picky -- and if he really were over his ex. The show's emphasis is on friendships as well as gay male relationships (and the often-blurry line between the two).
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".