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Jon Sobel is a Publisher and 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 http://www.orenhope.com/ you can hire him to write or edit whatever marketing or journalistic materials your heart desires. Jon also writes the blog Park Odyssey at http://parkodyssey.blogspot.com/ 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): ‘Senior Moment’ by Mike Vogel

Bob Ari as Jack and Ian Lowe as Larry in 'Senior Moment' (photo by Michael Portantiere)

Vogel tells this tale of assisted-living life in an old-fashioned Jewish-humor style, but steers clear of schlock and schmaltz, stripping his characters to their more-or-less lovable essences while revealing what seems to be a hopeful, even sunny view of human nature. It's a refreshing dose of positivity in a city blindsided by recent realities. Read More »

Party-Neutral Dollar Woes Led to Trump Election

dollar sign

The economic divide exploded into the sunlight with the ascendance of the Tea Party movement, identified more or less with the right wing, and the Occupy movement on the left. The difference between those two phenomena was more cultural than philosophical. Read More »