Elena Sheppard
Elena Sheppard

Elena is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at Mic. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Time Out New York, The New York Times Upfront, ABC News, and various travel publications. She is also a Princeton alum, a former Thailand resident, and a Brooklyn native.

Sept. 30, 2014

'Selfie' Has, Like, a Really Strong Opinion About 20-Somethings

This could be amazing, but some things have to change.

Sept. 25, 2014
Sept. 22, 2014

What a Political Hero Looks Like in 2014, According to Television

'Madam Secretary' has laid out what it takes to be a political hero. So, does Hillary have the right stuff?
Sept. 17, 2014

13 New Fall Shows Worth Adding to Your DVR

These are the most buzzed-about new shows of the season.
Sept. 12, 2014

Watch Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in the First Trailer for Their New Movie Together

'Serena' has been in the works since 'Silver Linings Playbook.'
Sept. 11, 2014

The American Government Has Quietly Given Us A Beautiful Eulogy To 9/11 Victims

There's something infinitely comforting about the power of poetry.

Sept. 4, 2014

Watch Joan Rivers Do What No Woman Had Done Before — And Few Woman Have Done Since

An iconic episode, from an iconic woman.
Sept. 3, 2014

'The Simpsons' Marathon's Success Proves Young People Haven't Given Up on Television

The future of TV may actually be — TV?
Aug. 25, 2014
Aug. 25, 2014

The Best Thing About the 2014 VMAs: They Were All About the Women

This year's VMAs were all about the women.

Aug. 25, 2014

The VMAs Were the Best Beyoncé Concert Ever

Bow down before Queen Bey.
Aug. 22, 2014

30 Fantastic New Movies You Can't Miss This Fall

These are the films that are going to have everyone talking.
Aug. 11, 2014

10 Iconic Roles That Show Robin Williams' Incredible Range as an Actor

"You’ll have bad times, but it’ll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren’t paying attention to."
Aug. 11, 2014

The Hilarious 'Veep' Scene Tony Hale Deserves an Emmy For

This one is going down in comedy history.
July 10, 2014

And the 2014 Emmy Nominees Are ...

Some worthy contenders.

June 30, 2014
May 28, 2014

19 of Maya Angelou's Most Powerful Quotes to Remember Her By

A voice we will never forget.
May 22, 2014

The Second Richest Actor in the World Is Someone Most Americans Have Never Heard Of

Think of every actor in the world. This guy is worth more than them.
May 21, 2014

Why 'True Detective' Is the Perfect Show for a Strong Female Lead

Jessica Chastain or not, this show is in made for – and needs – for a female lead.