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Jon Sobel is an 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. He writes the blog Park Odyssey, for which he is visiting and blogging every park in New York City—over a thousand of them. Through Oren Hope Marketing and Copywriting you can hire him to write or edit whatever marketing or journalistic materials your heart desires. By night he's a working musician: lead singer, songwriter, and bass player for Whisperado, a member of other bands as well, and a sideman.

Theater Review (NYC): The Picture of Dorian Gray

There's a reason Oscar Wilde wrote this story as a novel, not a play. Read More »

TV Review: The Good Wife – “The Wheels of Justice”

Kalinda investigates Diane's past, with results ranging from the painful to the absurd. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): The Bacchae by Euripides at the Secret Theatre

Smart staging and physical comedy make this an accessible if grisly piece of ancient Greek theater for a modern audience. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): Mansai Nomura’s Macbeth at the Japan Society

A cast of five tells an intense, streamlined version of the Scottish play. In Japanese, but I hardly noticed. Read More »

TV Review: The Good Wife – “Death of a Client”

Flashbacks of two different kinds roil Alicia's mind in a very good St. Patrick's Day episode. Read More »

Concert Review: Pianist Yoonie Han at the Louis K. Meisel Gallery, NYC, 3/21/13

The pianist devised an unusual program of piano transcriptions of great composers' works by other composers. Read More »

TV Review: The Good Wife – “Invitation to an Inquest”

Shocking at it may seem in TV drama, sometimes everything works out fine in the end. Read More »

Walking the Plank in New York City

It's not always smooth sailing for the city pedestrian, what with dogs, children, and Oprah. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): SAGA

The wizardly puppetry of Wakka Wakka is back, this time with a fiery tragicomedy about horses, hubris, and the Icelandic bank crisis. Read More »

Independent Spirit Paula Cole Returning with First Indie Release

The '90s star enlisted legendary bassist Tony Levin, some humpback whales, and her own emotional depth. Read More »