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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


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


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


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


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

Berlin: A Journey into Modern History, Part 1


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