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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.

Barack Obama’s Uneasy Marriage of Reason and Faith

Can he walk the lines between intellect, charisma, and faith steadily enough to appeal to independent and moderate voters? Read More »

9/11: In Me For Good

All it takes is a few images on a screen, or even a glance out the window, to bring it all back. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): Sa Ka La by Jon Fosse

Two sisters' helplessness in the face of their mother's precipitous decline rides a wave between heartrending and frustrating. Read More »

Book Review: The Likeness by Tana French

Tana French raises the bar with her second mystery set in booming, confused, 21st century Ireland. Read More »

Indie Round-Up: Mojomatics, Duane Andrews, Brandie Frampton, Alex Statan

Canadian guitarist Duane Andrews grafts strains of the traditional music of Newfoundland onto Django Reinhardt-inspired "gypsy jazz." Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): One Nation Under by Andrea Lepcio

Rich folks' conservative views grate against the realities of inner city working-class life in this gripping play. Read More »

Music Review: Putumayo Presents: Acoustic Arabia

It's sad when artists (and others) have to leave their native lands to pursue their dreams. Read More »

Really Bad Promo Copy

The names have been deleted to protect the stupid. Read More »

Music Review: Indie Round-Up – Bonet, Jeanrenaud, Citizens, True Heart, Sakata

Former Kronos Quartet cellist Joan Jeanrenaud releases her first solo CD of all original compositions. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): 7 Stories by Morris Panych at the Gene Frankel Theatre

An Everyman contemplates jumping to his death while an assortment of hilarious eccentrics babble on. Read More »