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

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Barry Jenkins' episode of 'Dear White People' is the best TV of 2017 so far

Everyday decisions by the "white people" in 'Dear White People' can actively threaten black lives.

April 27, 2017

'The Circle' Review: Emma Watson and Tom Hanks' new movie is a mess

'The Circle' is a bad movie. That's all there is to say.
April 27, 2017

'Whitney. "Can I Be Me"' answers the title's question with definitive, heartbreaking "no"

Whtiney Houston's story, as told by this documentary, is about a woman who wasn't allowed to be herself.
April 27, 2017

'Fire Island' Review: Logo's gay reality series has promise, but is too low on drama

You can feel the building blocks of something really good in 'Fire Island.'
April 26, 2017

Teacher-student sex storylines are tired, as proven by 'Blame,' 'Riverdale' and more

None of these stories says anything interesting about a very real crime.
April 25, 2017

'Aardvark' Review: Zachary Quinto and Jon Hamm's dark comedy is more annoying than funny

'Aardvark' just seems to want to waste your time, resulting in a deeply irritating experience.

April 25, 2017

'House of Z' Review: Posen documentary features most emotional film moment of 2017

'House of Z' feels like two movies most of the time, but they intersect gorgeously at exactly one point.
April 24, 2017

A new documentary is shining light on a hero of the trans rights movement 

The words of trans activist Sylvia Rivera resonate as strongly in 2017 as they did in 1973.
April 24, 2017

RuPaul's DragCon 2017 changes for families — and to rebuke Trump

RuPaul's Drag Con is changing in its third year to respond to what's happening in the world.
April 23, 2017

'The Boy Downstairs' review: Zosia Mamet shines in her post-'Girls' film

'The Boy Downstairs' is a B+ movie with an A+ performance by Zosia Mamet at its core.
April 22, 2017

Who got sent home in 'RuPaul's Drag Race' episode 5 after the Kardashian challenge?

A twist ending and some shoddy editing make for a more frustrating episode of 'RuPaul's Drag Race.'

April 21, 2017

All the best mid-2000s pop culture references in 'Girlboss'

The references aren't just easy nostalgia but a way for 'Girlboss' to feel remarkably of its moment.
April 21, 2017

Examining RuPaul's non-drag performance in 'Girlboss'

At 56, the drag titan has had quite a life in entertainment already — why not add another chapter?
April 15, 2017

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Episode 4 Recap: Morning glory brings 2 winners their crowns

The fourth episode of 'RuPaul's Drag Race' season nine will go down in the record books.
April 13, 2017

'The Handmaid's Tale' Review: Not all art is about Trump's America, but this show is

Hulu's new series can't avoid real-world comparisons — but that's not a bad thing.
April 13, 2017

'Dear White People' Review: Netflix's adaptation of Justin Simien's film is a home run

'Dear White People' is simultaneously dramatically fulfilling and one of the funniest shows of 2017.

April 11, 2017

'13 Reasons Why': Everything legally unsound in the Netflix series

'13 Reasons Why' is hardly 'The Good Wife' when it comes to legal logic.
April 11, 2017

'Girlboss' review: Netflix's Nasty Gal origin story is mediocre. Then episode 4 hits.

It takes a while to heat up, but 'Girlboss' really hits its stride and never lets up after episode four.
April 10, 2017

Hype Tracker: Why did Kylie Jenner go to that junior prom?

We're tracking how well major pop culture events lived up to their hype this week.
April 8, 2017

'RuPaul's Drag Race' has the first great lip sync for your life of the season

Aja isn't connecting with the judges in the way she does with her fellow queens.