Parks and Recreation

I Love This Town: Leslie Knope and the Rural Brain Drain | 6 Mar 2013 // 8:45 PM

In presenting both extreme affection and disdain toward the fictional town of Pawnee, Parks and Recreation captures the very mixed feelings many people have regarding their nonfictional hometown.

The Best TV Shows of 2012 | 16 Jan 2013 // 4:10 PM

Thanks to imports and cable channel choices, the year in TV was very interesting indeed. Where else can classical detectives meet with their updated complements, or sullen 20-somethings smirk at their ancient societal/criminal betters? Oh, and don't forget squid.


'Parks and Recreation': Friends, Free Markets, and First Steps | 13 Mar 2013 // 10:40 PM

The imminent demise of the Video Dome begs another, bigger, political question regarding government bailouts.

Is This the Return of Must-See TV? | 24 May 2010 // 9:30 PM

This year, NBC featured four strong comedies -- Community, Parks and Recreation, The Office, and 30 Rock -- each with its own distinct style and point of view, not a Single Guy among them.


Goodbye to 'Parks and Recreation' and the Greatest Town in America | 4 Mar 2015 // 4:00 AM

For a series perpetually on the verge of cancellation, it managed to carve out a special place in the television landscape.


NBC races back to scripted shows in fall lineup | 17 May 2010 // 12:30 AM

NEW YORK — NBC has fallen in love with scripted shows again. In a bid to slash costs last year, the beleaguered network put a record-low

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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