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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): You May Go Now by Bekah Brunstetter

Dottie has trained Betty to be the perfect 1950s housewife. But what's really going on here? Read More »

Music Review: Indie Round-Up – Harris, Foster, Sea Dragons, The States

Corey Harris always reveals something fundamental about the music of the African diaspora, whether it's blues, soul, Afropop or reggae. Read More »

Indie Round-Up, Live Edition: Second Dan, Gandalf Murphy, Irion Redux

Tours of the magical mystical musical cosmos, courtsey of Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams. Read More »

Music Review: Indie Round-Up – Irion, Robustelli, Americana Compilation, Wells

Irion speaks the pop language without using pop formulas, while Robustelli bops and shivers like the best classic jazz-funk. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): Victor Woo: The Average Asian American at the Fringe Festival

The sheer energy that pours from the stage during the numerous ensemble numbers is a pleasure to take in. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): Long Distance

Did Leah really see a fish in the toilet? Read More »

Book Review: The Grand Delusion: The Unauthorized True Story of Styx by Sterling Whitaker

Why do we love to trace an empire's collapse and read every painful detail of a hero's downfall? Read More »

Theater Review: bombs in your mouth at the Fringe Festival, NYC

Alcohol, anger, infantile banter, and a revelatory roll of toilet paper. Read More »

Music Review: Indie Round-Up – The Pretty Things, Larry Bagby, Jenn Franklin

They were about the beast that scratches your face and gives you an infection, then stomps on your foot. Read More »

Book Review: Our Former Lives in Art – Short Stories by Jennifer S. Davis

Failure and frustration are equal-opportunity employers in these stories. Read More »