It’s February 13, also known as Galentine’s Day—a fictional holiday created by fictional TV character Leslie Knope to celebrate her fictional female friendships. Great idea! Read more...
When I was 23, I left a well-paying job in medical technology to return to academia. I decided to pursue a graduate degree in public health after a business trip to a very poor rural Alaskan community. Seeing the health problems there sparked a passion to make life better for people, and clicking... Continue reading
Pin it It's hard to believe that Galentine's Day didn't exist until a couple of years ago, when it was coined by Parks & Recreation's Leslie Knope as a way to get together with female friends and recognize your importance in each other's lives. Show More Summary
Performing a dedicated and difficult duty for the American people, an editor for conservative media outlet The Federalist has outed one of America’s most beloved sitcom characters as a liberty-hating fascist: Parks And Recreation’s Leslie Knope. Show More Summary
How a conservative's troll-y hot take about "Parks and Recreation" speaks to a more widespread and dangerous threat
"The only thing I have left to do, for the last time on a television program: Thank you and goodnight," Dave said
The Golden Globe-winning actress/writer/producer opens up about new movie ?Sisters,? women in comedy, and whether Leslie Knope ever made it to the White House.
I really wish Leslie Knope and Kimmy “Unbreakable” Schmidt could spend an episode of TV together, because they would get on like a house on fire. And Titus Andromedon can hang out with Ron Swanson and then start a band with Andy and then write a smash Broadway musical about Li’l Sebastian. I won’t even Read More...
A North Carolina town council recently voted not to allow another solar panel farm to be erected on a piece of land. That's all well and good (maybe not really good, but totally their call), but then their residents' concerns on the issue pretty much came within one Star Wars filibuster of being a Parks and Rec episode.
We should all aspire to be Leslie Knope from Parks & Rec: the greatest gift giver in the history of the world. Her gifts were always thoughtful, creative, and well-planned. You can spend three hours Googling Holiday Gift Guides in an effort to be like her, but that's a sure-fire way to feel overwhelmed and unsatisfied with your choices. Show More Summary
Where’s Leslie Knope when you need her?
Co-authored by Elena Nicolaou, writing intern at Avelist Some people go through life carried forward on the wings of good vibrations. These people are the chipper, resilient, Leslie Knopes of the world. But not all of us are born with the superpower to be naturally positive. Show More Summary
Good news for the Leslie Knopes and Lisa Simpsons of the civic-minded world: New research from a University of Illinois expert in social network analysis indicates that people who participate in voluntary civic organizations such asShow More Summary
Democratic debate review: In the Oct. 14 Section A, a television review of the Democratic presidential primary debate identified the character Leslie Knope on NBC's comedy "Parks and Recreation" as mayor of Pawnee. The highest elected city office the character held was that of City Council member....
What can't Amy Poehler do at this point? Nothing, apparently. Poehler joined Jack Black on Saturday for a cover of the classic Bette Midler ballad "The Rose," proving Leslie Knope could have masterminded a musical episode of "Parks and Recreation" all along. Show More Summary
You talk very fast. Mostly because your mouth can never seem to keep up with your brain.
5. Amy Poehler, because the Emmys snubbed her once again. They gave her a big fat "Knope." At last night's 67 Primetime Emmy Awards, Amy Poehler was denied an Emmy for her role as Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation. Even worse, the...Show More Summary
As disappointing as fans may find it that Amy Poehler failed to win an Emmy for her sterling portrayal of Leslie Knope on "Parks and Recreation" and that the exceedingly talented comedic actress has, in fact, failed to take home the prize for any of her 17 Emmy nominations, they should take heart...
We live in a world where Amy Poehler has never won an Emmy for playing Leslie Knope. Let that shock sink in. (We're not going to even mention the fact that Nick Offerman has never been...
It was Amy Poehler's last chance to win an Emmyfor her portrayal of Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation after that show wrapped its final season last spring. But, as she no doubt knew, there was pretty much no way the award for Outstanding...Show More Summary