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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.

Nine Days in Wales, Part One

Chepstow Castle

"Why Wales?" I can't tell you how many times we heard that as we planned our trip. Here are plenty of reasons. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘I Married a Nun’ with D’yan Forest


This entertaining one-woman show teaches a valuable lesson about not pegging people into categories based on appearance, sex, or age. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Hand to God’ by Robert Askins


Hand to God is a remarkable display of amazing puppetry amidst a hurricane of raunchy fun. Plus sex and violence. How can you go wrong? Read More »

Alan Tudyk to Star in Commedia-Inspired Clown Show in NYC


Star of Firefly and Suburgatory hits the New York stage in a limited engagement. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G’ by Qui Nguyen


Searching for a way to tell the serious tale of his cousin's 1988 escape from Vietnam, Nguyen keeps us laughing. Read More »

Opera Review (NYC): ‘You, My Mother’ at La Mama

Photo by Prudence Katze

This remarkable show will not appeal to everyone, but anyone with an adventuresome spirit should go. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): Brecht and Weill’s ‘Threepenny Opera’ by Marvell Rep

Emma Rosenthal as Polly in the MARVELL REP production
of Brecht & Weill’s THE THREEPENNY OPERA playing at TBG Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, NYC from February 6 to 29, opening on February 12 at 8 PM.

Marvell Rep's ragged-edged but well-played and energetic New York production is well worth seeing. Read More »

Opera Review (NYC): Opera Manhattan’s ‘Women on the Verge’

Short operatic works showcase beautiful singing amid the nightmares of Valentine's Day. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Inadmissible’ by D. B. Gilles


Who'd have thought a comedy about who'll be admitted to a graduate theater program could be so entertaining? Read More »

Music Review: ‘Goat Rodeo’ Cinecast


Yo-Yo Ma is a master facilitator, a crafter of people and music into projects that can deepen our understanding of almost any musical tradition. Read More »