Hm. What’s going on here

Susan Sontag has this nice line where she’s like, I became a writer because I wanted every type of life.

Kitchen Counter is about philosophy and art and sport and also potatoes. I want what appears here to reflect the life I hope to live – one that is curious and broad and kind.

So I’m trying to understand the world, and how it could be better, just like you are. My approach is an omnivore’s diet of policy and poetry, politics and pop culture. I’m pretty certain you won’t find quite the same mix of topics anywhere else on the internet.

I don’t know what any of that means

Fine, I’ll be concrete. Here’s a selection of things readers have found in their inbox:

But why “Kitchen Counter”

Because my surname is Kitchen. Yes, I know.

Okay okay. What now?

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