The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards were announced this morning in a live webcast hosted by Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis. Among the big winners in major categories were The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri. Jordan Peele snagged Best Picture and Best Director nominations for Get Out, and Daniel Kaluuya a nod for Best Actor.
Somehow, even in the now-late 2010s, it still feels like a dicey undertaking to track characters’ virtual lives honestly and meticulously in film, especially in movies that are perceived as remotely “serious”. Text exchanges that pop into view, or are even superimposed on the margins of a scene, often scan like gimmicks. Facebook screenshots usually look like primitive, campy versions of the genuine article, and excessive iPhone choreography comes off like mere product placement.
A$AP Rocky has posted a new loose track on Soundcloud called “☆☆☆☆☆ 5IVE $TAR$.” The caption on the Rocky-associated AWGE Soundcloud page reads “TESTING COMING SOON,” but there’s been no official word as to whether this track will be counting toward a new project. The concise track is driven by a tinny and extremely stark 808s beat. “Gave the Uber man five stars/Left the restaurant, five stars/I was fucking with a five star/She done fucked about five stars,” Rocky deadpans.
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".