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

June 24, 2017

The 'RuPaul's Drag Race' finale format change just saved the show from predictability

Predictability seized the last few seasons of 'RuPaul's Drag Race,' but season nine's finale flipped the script.

June 24, 2017

Who won 'RuPaul's Drag Race' season 9?

A lip-sync battle tournament leads to a surprising winner.
June 23, 2017

What on earth is the marketing strategy for 'The Beguiled'?

"Vengeful bitches" doesn't seem like the right phrase to advertise this particular film with, no matter how buzzy of a tagline it is.
June 22, 2017

Alison Brie is ready to be team captain

Brie's new Netflix show 'GLOW' is "waging the war against boring, meek female characters."
June 20, 2017

Corrine Olympios' lawyer's "investigation will continue" into 'Bachelor in Paradise' incident

"Our own investigation will continue based on multiple new witnesses coming forward revealing what they saw and heard," Olympios' attorney said.
June 19, 2017

Sofia Coppola doesn't know what the Bechdel test is

Someone get Sofia Coppola a ticket to see 'Fun Home' on tour!

June 17, 2017

Who won Miss Congeniality during the 'RuPaul's Drag Race' reunion?

"Farrah Moan, just shut up already."
June 16, 2017

New Tupac biopic 'All Eyez on Me' takes a skewed look at sexual assault allegations

While he acknowledges Tupac as a flawed figure, director Benny Boom has made a movie that is more reverent than revolutionary.
June 15, 2017

What '47 Meters Down' gets wrong — and 'The Shallows' gets right — about shark movies

Whereas '47 Meters Down' is unbelievably cruel to its protagonist, 'The Shallows' celebrates its protagonist's victory.
June 14, 2017

Season 1 of 'The Handmaid's Tale' worked best when it expanded the book's world

As the hit Hulu series heads into season two, it will have even more opportunities to deviate from Margaret Atwood's novel.
June 13, 2017

'Katrina: American Crime Story' delayed, 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace' pushed up

The third season of 'American Crime Story' will become the second, and vice-versa.

June 13, 2017

Justin Simien talks 'Dear White People' season 2, slavery and safe spaces

"The underlying current in America that made Trump the president was what we were talking about in the writers' room."
June 10, 2017

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Final Four: Which queens will compete in the season 9 finale?

Which queen was sent home right before the final four?
June 9, 2017
June 9, 2017

'This Is Us' Season 2 Premiere Date: Here's why the show moved back to Tuesdays this fall

Blame football for 'This Is Us' returning to Tuesdays for season two.
June 3, 2017

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Pride Ball Recap: Ranking the looks from worst to first

Let's break down the 15 looks strutted down the main stage in the 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Gay Pride Ball.

May 30, 2017

'Will & Grace' is returning to NBC, but LGBTQ TV has moved on

The term "LGBTQ TV" as a genre is outdated in 2017.
May 29, 2017

Wonder Woman can show that movies with female heroes outperform

'Wonder Woman' might change ideas about what kinds of movies succeed in Hollywood.
May 27, 2017

'RuPaul's Drag Race' gives the crew makeovers — and one girl goes home

After a nearly unparalleled run of success, Shea Couleé finally found herself in the bottom two.
May 25, 2017

We're putting the conspiracy theories on Valentina's 'RuPaul' mask stunt to rest

Valentina, hard is it may be to believe, went home because she wasn't prepared.