Kevin O'Keeffe
Kevin O'Keeffe

Kevin is the arts editor at Mic, writing about inclusion and representation in pop culture. He is based in New York and can be reached at kevin@mic.com.

Aug. 10, 2017

‘The Glass Castle’ director Destin Daniel Cretton on Brie Larson and listening to critics

"I try to constantly define myself by the process of doing what I do and doing what I love."

Aug. 8, 2017

‘Big Brother’ has a bigotry problem — one it rarely addresses on-air

“I do think it’s important to make an example of the harmful effects of ignorance,” transgender 'Big Brother' alum Audrey Middleton said.
Aug. 7, 2017

Why did ‘The Dark Tower’ flop so hard at the box office?

Unfortunately, it seems Idris Elba isn't quite enough to sell a movie to mainstream audiences yet.
Aug. 3, 2017

Here’s why the ‘Will & Grace’ revival will ignore the original series finale

'Will & Grace' will be back for at least two revival seasons.
Aug. 3, 2017

Sterling K. Brown explains why Randall on ‘This Is Us’ is such an important character

“You see a black man who loves his wife to the core and his children to the core — it’s a wonderful image to put out in the world."
Aug. 2, 2017

How abortion on television has changed in the past 55 years

We've tracked the history of abortion on TV, from 'The Defenders' in 1962 to the modern-day women of 'Scandal,' 'Degrassi' and more.

July 27, 2017

Tiffany Haddish explains Bill Cosby comments: “I’m not afraid of the big bad wolf”

“I’m not afraid of the big bad wolf,” Haddish said.
July 26, 2017

HBO programming president defends ‘Confederate,’ says network is “standing by” the writers

“We could’ve done a better job with the press rollout,” HBO programming president Casey Bloys admitted.
July 26, 2017

Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson talk ‘Broad City’ season 4 and their prayers for Hillary Clinton

"Art has just become exponentially more political since the election," Glazer said.
July 24, 2017

TJ Miller’s explanation of the “feminist agenda” in ‘The Emoji Movie’ proves the bar is too low

How feminist can a movie with no female writers really be?
July 19, 2017

Why the 2017 backlash to Ben Affleck’s 1997 man-on-man kissing comments is misjudged

Is it fair to hold someone accountable for foolish remarks they made 20 years ago?

July 17, 2017

‘Big Brother 19’ Blackface Controversy: Paul Abrahamian plans to dress to mock Dominique Cooper

The resulting firestorm has fans debating the intent of Paul’s costume and whether racist motive matters.
July 14, 2017

Why ‘Heroes’ star Thomas Dekker came out — and how Bryan Fuller complicated it

Dekker and Fuller's push-and-pull about what happened on 'Heroes' has gone on for a decade.
July 13, 2017

Which show will win the best drama Emmy for 2017 while ‘Game of Thrones’ sits out?

Will it be 'The Handmaid's Tale,' 'This Is Us' or something else entirely taking home gold?
July 13, 2017

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ earns first best reality competition Emmy nod, changing the game slightly

Best reality competition brought back too many alumni nominees, but the only change was a vital one.
July 13, 2017

It’s time to give someone other than Julia Louis-Dreyfus the best comedy actress Emmy

Louis-Dreyfus' work on 'Veep' is well-rewarded at this point. There's plenty of other great work to recognize, too.

July 13, 2017

‘Friends From College’ is a waste of the cast’s talent — and the audience’s time

What about this project possibly appealed to such charming, popular actors?
July 12, 2017

Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ casting troubles aren’t necessarily a bad sign

Maybe the entertainment giant is simply taking the task of casting the role — which is multi-faceted and sure to be demanding — very seriously.
July 11, 2017

The best reality competition at the Emmys needs a face-lift

Why does one of the youngest skewing categories at the Emmys feel so old?
July 10, 2017

What happened to all the good, new summer TV?

Shows like 'Stranger Things' and 'Unreal' have vacated summer for greener scheduling pastures.