According to the press release, the designer “seeks to neither glorify nor condone the culture(s) of drugs”. Instead, Simons’ intended “to consider the persistent, almost ubiquitous presence of narcotics (prescribed or otherwise) within our society and acknowledge our often conflicted relationships with them.” But does the collection – part of the proceeds from which will go to organisations that support those in recovery from addiction – risk glamorising what it seeks to warn against?
This Sunday marks twenty years since Nelson Mandela was elected in South Africa and the horror that was apartheid officially ended. Grant Fleming, the East End's purveyor of truth in foreign lands, was there to capture South Africa's definitive moment of freedom, including one shot of Mandela taken on the eve of the pivotal election. "I got a beautiful picture of him smiling," Fleming recalls, "the most gorgeous smile ever.
Sun Ra, or Herman Poole Blount as his parents christened him, passed away in June 1993. He would have been 100 years old today. Born in Birmingham, Alabama as an introverted child, Blount soon disposed of his birth name and fled the Deep South to become one of the most iconic and esoteric composers to grace the surface of the planet. With his Sun Ra Arkestra, an ever-morphing group of weird and wonderful musicians, Sun Ra spread his outer space-influenced philosophy around the world.
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".