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Pop Culture

Why Did Parks & Recreation Get a Pass on Fat-Shaming?

Parks & Rec is one of my favorite shows. But it wasn’t perfect. For all of its smarts and brilliant hilarity, there was a blind spot — constant and nearly universally unquestioned fat-shaming.

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Music

Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Leslie Knope Edition

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?

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New Show Recap

Parks and Recreation 6×08 and 6×09, “Fluoride” and “The Cones of Dunshire”

Two episodes of Parks and Rec aired last week, two episodes aired this past Thursday, and now it’s off again until the spring. Everyone got that? Also, what kind of dog are you? Or are you a cat?

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Pop Culture

The Only Parks and Recreation Character Ranking You Need

In light of the news that Parks and Rec may or may not be on a hiatus depending on who you talk to (Vulture says yes; Dreamboat and my future Husband Adam Scott says it’s not a hiatus), and that Kanye West got engaged to himself over the weekend, and since we all know about […]

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New Show Recap

New Show Recap: Parks and Rec, 6.05 “Gin It Up!”

Stay for the feminism but leave for the weird misogyny.

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New Show Recap

New Show Recap: Parks and Rec, 6×04, “Doppelgangers”

I debated, but the Night Vale joke won over the Mystery Science Theater 3000 joke: “They come in twos. You come in twos. You and you. Kill your double.”

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New Show Recap

New Show Recap: Parks and Rec, 6×03, “The Pawnee-Eagleton Tip Off Classic”

Everyone tries to listen to their gut feelings.

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New Show Recap

Parks and Rec: 6X01 and 6X02, “London, Part 1 and 2”

Thanks for joining me for Season 6 of Parks and Recreation! I look forward to discussing this show with you.

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Movies

Pacific Rim: Everything You Always Wanted In a Giant Robot Movie

Growing up a fan of giant monsters and giant robots, I was excited when Guillermo Del Toro announced he was working on a mecha vs kaiju film. Del Toro is a fanboy at heart so I trusted he would take the source material and put his spin on it. His handling of Hellboy really spoke […]

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Pop Culture

My TV Feminist Role Models

For most people, we consume entertainment as a means of escape from our daily lives. We imagine we are space western outlaws fighting to survive on the outskirts of the solar system or are Mr. Manager running our own awesome banana stand. We use entertainment to examine parts of us that we may not necessarily […]

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Pop Culture

Explaining the Joke: Lady Excuses, Leslie Knope, and Female Hysteria

This edition of Explaining the Joke features Leslie Knope, female hysteria, and the kind of history you probably didn’t learn about in your high school history class.

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Pop Culture

Never Mind the Neilsens: Final Four

We’re almost finished, next week at this time will be our last vote. I gotta say, it’s going to be a long time before I can stop giving the lot of you the side-eye for Donna, CJ, River Song, Zoe, Julia, Fuck Yeah Jessica Fletcher and The Goddamn Golden Girls. 

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Persephone Bracket

Never Mind the Neilsens: Final Four Announced

This is no country for old broads, Persephoneers. You like your badasses young. 

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Persephone Bracket

Never Mind the Neilsens: Elite Eight, Day Four

It’s the last vote of the week already! Today we’ll be deciding the ultimate leading badass in comedy, click through to get to the poll. 

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Pop Culture

Never Mind the Neilsens: Sweet Sixteen, Day Four

It’s the last vote in the sweet sixteen, tomorrow evening at this time I’ll be announcing the elite eight. Exciting!