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Author Archives: Jon Sobel

Jon Sobel is a Publisher and Executive Editor of Blogcritics as well as lead editor of the Culture & Society section. As a writer he contributes most often to Culture, where he reviews NYC theater; he also covers interesting music releases. Through Oren Hope Marketing and Copywriting at http://www.orenhope.com/ you can hire him to write or edit whatever marketing or journalistic materials your heart desires. Jon also writes the blog Park Odyssey at http://parkodyssey.blogspot.com/ where he visits every park in New York City. And by night he's a part-time working musician: lead singer, songwriter, and bass player for Whisperado, a member of other bands as well, and a sideman.

Music Review: Bassist Eleonore Oppenheim – ‘Home’

Though they're all by different composers, the pieces in combination provide a sweet balance of moody atmospherics and richly expressive statements, abstract and concrete, sometimes simultaneously. They add up to one 37-minute sweep of curious musicality that's just enough to leave the receptive ear wanting more. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Line’ by Israel Horovitz

line play israel horovitz 13th street repertory theater

At moments, the refreshed production of NYC's longest-running play reminded me of looking at those books of old New Yorker cartoons from the 1950s and '60s, with their wordless multi-panel stories and their hapless Organization Men. But for most of its length, I wished I'd gotten on line for something else. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘A Man Like You’ by Silvia Cassini

Jeffrey Marc as Abdi and Andrew Clarke at Hassan in 'A Man Like You,' photo courtesy of RED Soil Productions

This intense new play hurls us into a deadly thicket of politics and diplomacy, international business intrigue, the clash of cultures, and jihad through the fictional story of a British hostage in Somalia. Read More »