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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): 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 »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘House/Divided’ by The Builders Association at BAM

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A tour de force of ultra-modern theater about the housing crisis has a brief, flashy run at BAM. Read More »

Concert Review: Pianist Rosa Antonelli, NYC, 10/24/2012

The Argentinian pianist charms the crowd at an intimate concert downtown with works by Piazzolla, Albéniz, and more. Read More »

Berlin: A Journey into Modern History, Part 3

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From Frederick the Great's palaces in Potsdam to Checkpoint Charlie in the heart of the city, a visit to Berlin is a tour through history. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘A History of Launching Ships’ by Avi Glickstein at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

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The historic Navy Yard hosts an experimental work of magic realism rooted in the real history of the famous shipbuilding site. Read More »

Berlin: A Journey into Modern History, Part 2

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Bunkers, beer, and a marzipan potato – just another day on a trip to Berlin. Read More »

Berlin: A Journey into Modern History, Part 1

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Berlin is a sprawling, modern city with many fascinating sites evoking the cataclysmic events of the 20th century. Read More »