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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.

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 »

Interview: Megan Hilty of NBC’s Smash on Her Debut Album

A versatile actress, Broadway belter, and now pop songstress, Megan Hilty stretches out artistically on her debut CD. Read More »

TV Review: The Good Wife – “Runnin’ with the Devil”

Alicia hardens her armor against her job's moral ambiguities in an exceptionally tense episode. Read More »

Music Review: Gurf Morlix, Finds the Present Tense

Gurf Morlix inhabits "the muddy" – the fecund reading room of a library of idioms encompassing folk, country, and blues. Read More »

Concert Review: Trio Desto Plays Mendelssohn’s Piano Trios, NYC, 2/27/2013

Three young musicians played together like they'd been collaborating for many years. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): Losing My Religion: Confessions of a New Age Refugee by Seth Lepore

Lepore plays a variety of gurus and coaches showing you the way to enlightenment while divesting you of your cash and dignity. Read More »

Actors and Acting: How the Lowly Have Risen

Once disparaged, the acting profession has risen in prestige until the great thespians are practically Lords and Ladies. What happened? Read More »

Swamp Dogg Rising: Classic Albums by the Funky Soul Maestro Re-Released

The rise and fall and rise again of a soul singer and songwriter like no other. Read More »