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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.

TV Review: The Good Wife – “What’s in the Box?”

Season 4 wrapped up with a satisfying mix of conclusions, surprises, shakeups, and setups for the next round. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): Scrambled Eggs

Turning your life into a play is a dangerous game – dangerous for audiences, that is. But Scrambled Eggs is a deliciously prepared comedy omelette. Read More »

Music Review: Breaking Laces – Come Get Some

An ironic awareness earns this Brooklyn band its serious moments on this fine disc. Read More »

TV Review: The Good Wife – “A More Perfect Union”

One of the season's best episodes finds Alicia facing a major life choice. Read More »

Music Review: Paula Cole – Raven

Cole has evolved a strong vocabulary of smartly constructed adult pop that's eminently accessible yet all her own. Read More »

The Child Ballads: Anaïs Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer Reboot Centuries-Old Songs

New recordings of old English and Scottish ballads prove there's life in the old lays yet. Read More »

TV Review: The Good Wife – “Rape: A Modern Perspective”

A ripped-from-the-headlines storyline about a rape and its consequences can't hold a scattered episode together. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): Julius Caesar (The Royal Shakespeare Company)

Re-imagined in modern-day West Africa, Shakespeare's great Roman tragedy feels like an astounding new work. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): Living Dead in Denmark by Qui Nguyen

A revival of a Shakespeare-zombie mashup doesn't quite coagulate at the Gene Frankel Theatre. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): Eterniday by Chuck Mee

This joyful dance-theater collage revels in high spirits but withholds deeper meanings. Read More »