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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.

The Second Amendment: Wrong Centerpiece for the Gun Debate

Controls on military-style weapons won't stop gun violence, but would say much about who we are as a people. Read More »

Online Product Review: Rocket Languages

A friendly online program makes learning a foreign language easier. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): Soldier by Jonathan Draxton

A murdered Nazi officer pleads for passage over the River Styx, and his fate is in our hands. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): Restoration Comedy

If anything can restore flagging spirits, it's a pair of bawdy Restoration comedies. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): Antigone/Progeny

A pairing of plays, one new and one ancient, points out the constants of the human condition. Read More »

Music Review: Indie Round-Up – Dolls on Fire, Brian Lisik, Brian James

Brian James's earthy Americana is a welcome break from crystal-clear but soulless sounds and as-loud-as-possible mastering. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): A Christmas Story: The Musical

Even if you say "Bah, humbug" to the movie A Christmas Story, you may find the holiday cheer of the new musical version hard to resist. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): Take Her to See the Maco Lights by Bekah Brunstetter

A play about an interracial couple in the intolerant 1950s gets its NYC premiere in an old Brooklyn factory. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): The Performers

Cheyenne Jackson, Alicia Silverstone, and Henry Winkler star in a crude but bright new comedy about the porn industry. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): The Golden Land from Folksbiene, the National Yiddish Theatre

A musical recounting the Jewish immigrant experience in America resonates in the 21st century. Read More »