I never would have believed you if you’d warned me. But somehow, it took America under 10 years to forgive Mel Gibson. Gibson’s well-deserved downfall took up much of the early 2000s. Here are some highlights: When he got arrested for drunk driving in 2006, he called the arresting officer “sugar tits” and told her male partner that “the Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world."
On June 2, 2014, viewers turning into the FX comedy Louie were treated to a bizarre scene. The title character, Louie — a barely fictionalized version of Louis C.K., played by the comedian himself — tries, at length, to rape his crush, Pamela. The scene, which is available to watch here, is only about two and a half minutes long, but it feels much longer. C.K. grabs Pamela by both wrists. He wrestles her until she’s bent backward. He drags her across the room and tries to rip her shirt off.
The Handmaid’s Tale is used as a catch-all feminist allegory. But it’s the specificity of Alias Grace, Netflix’s latest Margaret Atwood adaptation, that makes it so pertinent. Margaret Atwood is blessed and/or cursed with the credit for 2017’s go-to feminist analogy.
Oh, this went all over the place! I feel ethically obliged to tell you that the next paragraph of this contains extremely cringey "sexism v racism" second-wave talk, so don't make it your Bible. But dang. It's great when it's good.
"I want an 18th-century cottage with a heated swimming pool and a bowling alley that is 20 miles from civilization and costs five shillings."
"OK, we found one of those. The ONLY one of those."
"I'll keep looking, thanks!"
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".