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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.

Music Review: Aretha Franklin – Jewels in the Crown: All-Star Duets with the Queen

These collaborations further demonstrate what we already knew: duets between stars are usually far less than the sum of their parts. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): IXOMIA by Eric Sanders

The story of IXOMIA suggests a political allegory, but mostly it's dreamlike, and a treat for the eye and ear. Read More »

Joss Whedon and Eliza Dushku to Rekindle TV Magic

Buffy creator Joss Whedon teams with his rogue vampire slayer to create a new show for Fox. Read More »

Music Review: Indie Round-Up

Pete Wernick's Flexigrass is a truly unique fusion of bluegrass and old-time jazz. Read More »

Music Review: Various Artists – Song of America

Less postmodern, shoegazing gloom and more rock and roll spirit would have given the whole collection more color. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): Love of a Pig by Leslie Caveny

A sprightly, almost scarily talented cast spins a hackneyed premise into a perfect piece of salty-sweet fun. Read More »

Book Review: Net, Blogs and Rock ‘n’ Roll by David Jennings

A neat synthesis of the intersection of human nature and technological trends. Read More »

Music Review: Various Artists, People Take Warning!: Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs 1913-1938

An extensive sampling of what Tom Waits calls in the liner notes the "oral tabloids of the day." Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): I Used to Write on Walls by Bekah Brunstetter

These women are fully realized people at the mercy of a complexity of forces, some programmed right into their own natures. Read More »

Music Review: Indie Round-Up – Too Much Music

Diego Sandrin's new CD is quietly bracing, like a splash of bay rum on the hot old face. Read More »