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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. Through Oren Hope Marketing and Copywriting at you can hire him to write or edit whatever marketing or journalistic materials your heart desires. Jon also writes the blog Park Odyssey at where he visits every park in New York City. And by night he's a part-time working musician: lead singer, songwriter, and bass player for Whisperado, a member of other bands as well, and a sideman.

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 »

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 »