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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.

Theater Review (NYC): ‘She Like Girls’ by Chisa Hutchinson

A story about growing up, finding first love, and experiencing the pain and despair of young adulthood. Read More »

Theater Review (Brooklyn, NY): A Streetcar Named Desire Starring Cate Blanchett, Directed by Liv Ullman

Five curtain calls for Cate Blanchett and Co. Read More »

Win Tickets to the Holiday Classic Hansel and Gretel at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City

Engelbert Humperdinck's holiday classic returns to the Met. Win a pair of tickets! Read More »

Art Review (NYC): Tim Burton at the Museum of Modern Art

The filmmaker's artistic talent and encompassing imagination make this an action-packed exhibit that's not just for cinephiles. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play by Sarah Ruhl

Just a century ago some basic bodily functions were understood very, very, very differently. Read More »

Music Review: Indie Round-Up – Chris Schutz, Easter Monkeys, Putumayo’s Jazz, Tom White

Chris Schutz's CD is one of the top pop debuts of the year. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): THIS by Melissa James Gibson at Playwrights Horizons

The "annoying" gay friend – hardly the sitcom stereotype. Read More »

Theater Review (Queens, NY): Cyrano de Bergerac

Daniel Wolfe delivers a tour-de-force performance as the swashbuckling poet in Rostand's masterwork. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): Wolves at the Window by Toby Davies (after Saki)

A malevolent core hums at the center of everything in Saki's ironic, sometimes eerie tales, cleverly adapted here for the stage. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): The Lesser Seductions of History

The 1960s, A to Z, in one night. Read More »