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
It was only two weeks ago that the beloved Bill Murray surprised NBC's Parks and Recreation viewers, dropping in on Leslie Knope and company in a casket. Now with the recent news that Murray is set to appear on Rashida Jones' new show...Show More Summary
We were cracking Leslie Knope compliments in the comments on the recap for the How to Get Away With Murder finale, which is probably why, when I saw this, I thought, “Helen Mirren, you beautiful tropical fish:” TEACH ME OF YOUR WAYS. Sincerely, should Helen Mirren get bored or want a little extra cash, I Read More...
There are some things that I will defend with my life about Parks and Recreation: that Donna Meagle is an inspiration for all women; that the Leslie/Ann friendship is unsinkable and beautiful like a butterfly; that April Ludgate was the best thing that could have possibly happened to Andy Dwyer. Show More Summary
Meet Laura and Luna, listen to Leslie Knope's power jams, read all about our Member of the Month and help Ellen find Portia in this issue of the A+ Bee!
The Overthinkers tackle the passing of Leonard Nimoy, the philosophical implications of #TheDress, and whether Leslie Knope lives in the Frank Underworld. Episode 348: They Are Not The Hell Your Whales originally appeared on Overthinking It, the site subjecting the popular culture to a level of scrutiny it probably doesn't deserve. [Latest Posts | Podcast (iTunes Link)]
Pawnee, Indiana was a place of hope and absurd dreams. It was a place where meager, government officials with outsized personalities could stimulate change—no matter how small. With Leslie Knope and her eccentric band of misfits on the case (yes, even Jerry), everything seemed just a little more possible. Show More Summary
Is Leslie Knope the most positive person on TV? It sure feels like it, with Amy Poehler's performance having taken what could have been a one-note character and making her effervescent, confident, and dynamic. While we've celebratedShow More Summary
Something to fill the Leslie Knope–sized hole in your heart.
Tuesday night’s series finale of “Parks and Recreation” was the perfect swan song to a wonderful show that always delighted in the simple joys of life, instead of sneering at the world from a perch on high. But the best part of the show was its unabashed commitment to celebrating strong women. Amy Poehler’s Leslie […]
Image via On last night's Parks and Recreation finale, the inimitable Leslie Knope bookended the series' seven seasons with a graduation speech, encouraging all present to “find your team and get to work.” With those wizened words, she...Show More Summary
Leslie Knope left our televisions forever last night. She rode figuratively into the sunset with Parks & Recreation, ending its seven season run, and a little bit of us went with her—the exact parts of us that utilized and relished our lives watching religiously for the past six years. Show More Summary
NBC's Parks and Recreation may be over, but we will always cherish out memories of the town of Pawnee, Indiana. We?ve watched as Leslie Knope tirelessly worked to improve a town that's slogan used to be ?First in Friendship, Fourth in...Show More Summary
The NBC series wrapped up with a heartfelt final episode.