Parks and Rec Characters Sing "Time After Time"
1. Last night's episode of Parks and Rec featured what will definitely be one of the best moments of P&R ever. Especially when Donna comes in.
2. The internet has gone too far: enter Ty Morin's Kickstarter campaign "Friend Request: Accepted," which was made so that Morin can actually get to know every single one of his Facebook friends by traveling around and taking old-fashioned portraits of them. He's already $2,000 above his funding goal. [via Gawker]
3. Cindy Sherman will have a show within the show at the Venice Biennale -- she plans to set up "a kind of doll's house or anatomical theater" and fill it with works by a mix of popular and unknown artists. Sherman is also pushing for unusual art objects to be in show, like dolls and puppets, mannequins and religious artifacts. We wish we could come visit. [via New York Times]
4. WSJ profiled the Rockaway Plate Lunch Truck, which offers hot, free meals in heavily damaged areas of the Rockaways. The truck was created by Mike D (of the Beastie Boys), Sam Talbot, Robert McKinley and John Rose. So far it's raised over $200,000 and will be running until the summer.
5. Depeche Mode released a new single today. [via Pitchfork]
6. After Kyle Smith wrote an (admittedly douchey) article for the Post about hating the New York dining experience, homemade signs have been put up around the city accusing him of "douchebaggery." Smith's main problems with the flyers are that they're not really funny, which we have to agree with. [via NYMag]
7. Chicago Public Schools may be trying to ban Persepolis, the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi -- about her childhood living in Iran and Paris in the years following the Islamic Revolution -- for "graphic language" and images. We certainly hope that doesn't happen. [via HuffPo]