She's been blonde, and now, GASP, she's a redhead! Spicy. (via Getty) Amy Poehler isn't really Leslie Knope. She also isn't really a blonde. Or a redhead. We don't know who Amy Poehler really is, besides a master of disguise. Also, very hilarious. Show More Summary
Earlier today, we reported on how Parks & Recreation‘s Ron Swanson and Leslie Knope would’ve felt about Indiana’s “religious freedom” law, and now we have a similar response from Scrubs’ Dr. John Dorian and Dr. Turk Turkleton—or, rather, from Zach Braff and Donald Faison, the guys who played them. Show More Summary
Like the rest of us, Leslie has no time for what comes out of Mike Pence's mouth. Contributor: Stuart McDonald read more
There were two initial reactions when Indiana first passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The first one was obviously utter disgust. And the second? Someone sic Leslie...
When news of Indiana’s so-called “religious freedom” law came to light earlier this week, the internet quickly began asking the question: What would proud Indiana residents Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson think of the state’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act? Thankfully, Nick “Ron Swanson” Offerman is around to answer tough questions like that. Show More Summary
How would "Parks and Recreation" public servant Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) react to Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act? Would she and fellow Parks Department employee Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) find common ground and agreeShow More Summary
Bill Nye is now the centennial ambassador of the National Park Service. Here's why he's the perfect advocate for our environment. The post Why Bill Nye Makes the Perfect Leslie Knope appeared first on WIRED.
Leslie Knope, you magnificent goddess. I recently finished binge-watching all seven seasons of Parks and Recreation on Netflix, and I'm not sure how to handle myself now that my time in Pawnee, Indiana has officially ended. While witnessing...Show More Summary
On March 17, 9-year-old Sydney Smoot appeared at a meeting of her local school board and effectively tore the Florida Standards Assessment Test a new one, suggesting instead that students be given three smaller tests throughout the year.
Leslie Knope would be happy these companies are taking a stand against discrimination in her home state. Contributor: Stuart McDonald read more
The fictional Leslie Knope of Parks and Recreation would be up in arms about Indiana's Religious Freedom Act, as are many smart, real-life small-business owners. But the story has some valuable lessons to teach.
Indiana: Discrimination Hiding Behind Religious Faith By Jason Stanford Where is Leslie Knope when we need her? Indiana’s “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” which purports to protect Christians from being forced to apply the Golden Rule to gays and lesbians at work, resists sober interpretation. The only way to understand it is as government-sponsored fan fiction [...]Show More Summary
Pat Bagley / Salt Lake Tribune By Jason Stanford Where is Leslie Knope when we need her? Indiana’s “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” which purports to protect Christians from being forced to apply the Golden Rule to gays and lesbians at work, resists sober interpretation. Show More Summary
After Indiana passed a heinous "Religious Freedom" Bill yesterday allowing business owners to deny same-sex couples service, Gen Con CEO and founder Adrian Swartout issued a letter to Con attendees promising that "discussions, whether to remain in Indy or move elsewhere, have begun" in light of the hateful new law.
It’s fitting that, in the end, the perennially almost-canceled Parks and Recreation lasted for a respectable seven seasons on NBC: It’s very Leslie Knope of it. Over the course of its run, Parks, which ended Tuesday night, proved to be much like its heroine: indefatigable, unstoppable, and huge-hearted. Show More Summary
Sometimes the compliments you give each other are weird, but you love them all the more because of it.
Watch a cartoon version of Leslie Knope meet the unicorn equivalent of Michelle Obama "Inside Out Trailer: Pixar’s Adventures in Subconciousland" was originally published on Film School Rejects for our wonderful readers to enjoy. It is not intended to be reproduced on other websites. Show More Summary
We haven't covered Veep much here at The Mary Sue in the past, but if you're a fan of dark, cynical humor full of awful people, American politics—which, as we all know, are inherently full of awful people (save for Leslie Knope, bless her), and Julia Louis-Dreyfus acting really awkward, then you need to start watching this show. Show More Summary
It's Women's History Month! Yay! It's also been just a week since the ending of one of the best shows in the last ten years, Parks and Recreation. Boo! I figured what better way to celebrate two of my favorite things than making a playlist for Ms. Leslie Knope? 1. "I Am Woman" by Helen Reddy … Continue reading Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Leslie Knope Edition
We said goodbye to the goobers at the parks department of Pawnee, Indiana. Leslie Knope will probably cope with the season finale by eating a nonreligious number of waffles smothered in whipped cream. Ron Swanson will likely top his with a variety of pork products and dunk it in whiskey. Show More Summary