Thank you so much for all of the books recommendations yesterday! I am sorting through them and will tell you what I decided to take on vacation before I leave next week.

PARKS AND RECREATION -- Season: 5 -- Pictured: (l-r) Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson, Aubrey Plaza as April Ludgate, Aziz Ansari as Tom Haverford, Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt, Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, Jim O'Heir as Jerry Gergich, Rashida Jones as Ann Perkins, Chris Pratt as Andy Dwyer, Retta as Donna Meagle, Rob Lowe as Chris Traeger -- (Photo by: Chris Haston/NBC)
The cast of “Parks and Recreation.” (Chris Haston/NBC)

-Prepare for the “Parks and Recreation” season finale tonight with some great writing. First, Margaret Lyons makes the case for why the next season of the show should be its last. Then, read Libby Hill on Leslie Knope’s pregnancy and the having-it-all trap for sitcom heroines.

-Well, that was not the direction I think most of us saw net neutrality regulation going in.

-This rewrite of last week’s most controversial scene on “Game of Thrones” is the best critique that will be written both of the things that happened, and the debate over them.

-”Hollywood is populated with monumentally wealthy people living within a culture of permissiveness and working in a male-dominated business largely organized around youth and unattainable beauty (gay or straight). It makes sense that young, driven, beautiful people would want to be a part of it — and older, rich, and powerful people would be happy to let them.”

-Joe Adalian breaks down the deal between Amazon and HBO.

-A bronze statue of Roger Ebert is going up in Chicago.

-This is an astonishingly strange video, but it does make me wonder if Katy Perry might do well in an adaptation of “In A Prominent Bar In Secaucus One Day“:

 

 

Alyssa Rosenberg blogs about pop culture for The Washington Post's Opinions section.