The first time the six brothers – collectively known as the Wolfpack – stepped out un-accompanied into Manhattan (then aged between 11 and 18), it was not as they had imagined. They knew about grocery stores and taxis and buses from the movies they had watched –crouched around the TV in their cramped living room, faces aglow as the bus in the film Speed did its jump across the freeway. Waiting for a subway was different. And the actual sensation of speed was different.
Watching him cavort and shimmy, wiggle and jive during the intro dance number at last Sunday’s Emmy Awards, his hair bouncing glossily like a collie’s, I had fresh reason to ponder the almost freakishly benign gift to the civilised world that is Jon Hamm’s handsomeness. The actor was nominated for his fourth season of Mad Men and is about to graduate to big-screen star playing an FBI agent in Ben Affleck’s new heist thriller, The Town.
I once had an argument with a girlfriend about the lyrics of Carly Simon’s You’re So Vain, a song I had long felt dogging me. “Its doesn’t make any sense,” I said. “Why would a vain man want to imagine that that song was about him? If he truly was vain, wouldn’t he choose something much more flattering – Mariah Carey’s Dreamlover, say? Or Bonnie Tyler’s Holding Out For A Hero? Not a song accusing him of vanity.”She thought about it.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".