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

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.
April 7, 2017

Is Tony gay in '13 Reasons Why'? Here's how the TV show adds LGBTQ characters.

One of the most significant changes in the '13 Reasons Why' adaptation was how much queerer the show became.

April 7, 2017

Gendered awards categories are problematic. Combining them isn't a perfect solution.

The question of gendered awards classifications came up twice this week, with two interesting solutions.
April 7, 2017

'Colossal' and 'Get Out' are paving the way for a new "woke horror" genre

Two different movies this year provide socially aware takes on a genre known for serving empty calories.
April 6, 2017

When will Dan Stevens actually become a star?

Dan Stevens is everywhere in 2017, including in two movies opening Friday, but he's not yet breaking through.
April 6, 2017

Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis talk 'Colossal', the Oscars and 'Ocean's 8'

Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis sit down to talk about their new monster movie, 'Colossal.'
April 5, 2017

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 9 Predictions: Which queen is on top after week 2?

Valentina rises to the top of the pack on 'RuPaul's Drag Race' season nine.

April 4, 2017

What did Clay do to Hannah in '13 Reasons Why'?

The other teens' taunts that Clay will shut up after he listens to his tape are a bit misleading.
April 3, 2017

'13 Reasons Why' Review: Is Netflix's new show the next great teen drama?

Somewhere between '13 Reasons Why' and 'Riverdale' is the next great teen drama.
April 3, 2017

Hype Tracker: Did 'The Walking Dead' and 'Big Little Lies' finales live up to the hype?

How well did 'Bates Motel' handle the infamous 'Psycho' shower scene?
April 3, 2017

Will there be a 'Big Little Lies' season 2? Here's why it's a bad idea.

Too much of a good thing can be terrible, so HBO should ignore the temptation for 'Big Little Lies 2.'