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Ovaries Before Brovaries: Why Leslie Knope Is My Feminist Icon

Allison Underhill | Posted 06.02.2015 | Women
Allison Underhill

I'm well aware that Leslie Knope is a fictitious character. However, through Amy Poehler's enthusiasm and witty inclusion of feminist principles, Leslie is brought to life. Leslie Knope is the complete embodiment of feminism.

Persistence the Leslie "Nope" Way

Isa Adney | Posted 04.28.2015 | TV
Isa Adney

As I watched the series finale of Parks and Recreation this week I was overwhelmed with the sense that Leslie was giving me permission to try and care as much as I can.

Joe Biden Helps Us Say Goodbye To Leslie Knope And The 'Parks And Rec' Crew

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden made an appearance on the series finale of NBC's "Parks and Recreation" Tuesday, marking the last guest ap...

A Final Goodbye To Our Favorite 'Parks And Rec' Characters

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.24.2015 | Entertainment

None of us want to face it, but the time has come to say our goodbyes. After seven seasons, the "Parks and Recreation" gang will part ways in Tuesday ...

Leslie Knope's Most Feminist Moments

Rachel Khona | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Rachel Khona

She tackles these double standards head-on, questioning the way we traditionally judge women. Leslie (and that sweet, sweet hubby Ben) show us how sexist assumptions make a mockery of not just women but men as well and ultimately act as a disservice to all of us.

Pawnee City Manager Ben Wyatt Faces an Uphill Battle for Congress in 2018

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 04.11.2015 | Comedy
Benjamin Knoll

In sum, the cards are stacked against a Ben Wyatt victory in 2018. This could be an opportunity for him to get his name out, however, and to build a campaign infrastructure for an election year when the fundamentals would be more favorable to a Democratic candidate.

19 Best Moments From The 'Parks & Rec' Premiere

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 01.14.2015 | Entertainment

"Parks and Recreation" returned for its seventh and final season on Tuesday night with back-to-back episodes, and it was glorious. We finally got to s...

Here's What You Need To Know Before 'Parks & Rec' Returns

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 01.12.2015 | Entertainment

"Parks and Recreation" returns for its seventh and (sadly) final season on Tuesday night. It's a bittersweet feeling, but at least we'll get a double ...

16 Times Leslie Knope Made The Whole World Happy

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment

Happy birthday, Amy Poehler! Today, our beloved comedienne and actress turns 43. We know she isn't technically Leslie Knope, but it sure seems lik...

Just Say Knope to Feminism

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 11.04.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

For Leslie/Poehler, feminism simply makes sense and is ultimately good for all; it's not a posture, it's not a fad, it's not a set of politics that is only as fashionable as its last cool defender.

The 'Parks And Rec' Season 6 Gag Reel Has A Smiling, Dancing Ron

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 08.21.2014 | Entertainment

There are few things that bring greater joy to the world than a "Parks and Rec" blooper reel. Imagine a smiling and dancing Ron Swanson doing some ...

Leslie Knope Would Totally Approve Of These Engagement Pics

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 10.15.2014 | Weddings

Where do diehard "Parks And Recreation" fans take their engagement photos? In front of "Pawnee" City Hall, of course. Credit: Ed Pulella Photograph...

FLOTUS Has Arrived

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 04.24.2014 | TV

FLOTUS is coming to Pawnee! Tonight is bittersweet for "Parks and Recreation" fans. It's the season finale and it may mark the beginning of the end...

Why Leslie Knope Is My TV Hero... And Why She Should Be Yours Too

Kathryn Lamble | Posted 05.26.2014 | Entertainment
Kathryn Lamble

Leslie Knope is proof that there is room for driven women on TV. She's complicated, strange and charming, and, despite her superhuman ability to get by on three and a half hours of sleep, she feels very real, and what better example for women is that?

Leslie Knope Is In For A Huge Treat

Posted 02.27.2014 | TV

Pawnee better make way for Michelle Obama! The First Lady will be making a cameo appearance on the season finale of the NBC series "Parks and Recre...

Biden: No Major Announcement On 'Late Night'... Yet

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden appeared on the inaugural episode of "Late Night with Seth Meyers" early Tuesday morning. The vice president was joined by...

Why Every Woman Needs a Galentine's Day

Literally, Darling | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Literally, Darling

What we need more than validation of our romantic relationships is reinforcement of our platonic ones.

Leslie Throws The Greatest Goodbye Party On 'Parks And Rec'

Posted 01.30.2014 | TV

Bon voyage, Ann! Thursday night (Jan. 30) is the night "Parks and Recreation" fans have been dreading. It's time to say goodbye to Ann (Rashida Jon...


Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

The Pawnee gang are coming back! That's right, today NBC announced that they have renewed "Parks and Recreation" for a seventh season. Deadline ...

And The Award For Best Actress In A TV Comedy Goes To ...

Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

Amy Poehler took home the award for her role as Leslie Knope in NBC's "Parks And Recreation." This is her third nomination for the same role. "Par...

Could Hillary Clinton Be Headed To 'Parks And Rec?'

Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

Will Leslie Knope finally meet her idol Hillary Clinton? Well, if "Parks and Recreation" co-creator and showrunner Mike Schur has anything to say abou...

What Does The Future Hold For Leslie Knope? | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

The time has come for Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) to face down her last day in office as a City Councilwoman. How will she cope with letting go? Will s...

Amy Poehler's Keeping Some Big 'Parks And Rec' Secrets

Posted 12.09.2013 | TV

While "Parks And Rec" fans are mourning the hiatus we must endure until 2014, Amy Poehler is opening up about the show's inevitable end. "To some ...

How Wendy Davis Inspired 'Parks'

Posted 11.14.2013 | TV

Wendy Davis had a hand in the Nov. 14 episode of "Parks and Recreation." The Texan state senator inspired the "Parks and Rec" writers to have their he...

Pawnee Prepares For Goodbye

Posted 11.13.2013 | TV

It's a sad news we've yet to fully accept, but Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe are really leaving Pawnee. During a press screening on Monday, Nov. 11, "...