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Kelsey Dake

Kelsey Dake is an artist whose work has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, New York magazine, and Esquire, among other publications.


Illustration by Kelsey Dake

The Curse of Cool

March 2, 2020 | Essays

In the fall of 2005, at the shuttle terminal of New York’s LaGuardia airport, I entered the security line and noticed, in front of me, a slight and slightly stooped older woman. After a couple of blinks, I recognized Joan Didion.