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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): The Pirates of Penzance

Dazzling staging and choreography, superb singing, and rich, zany humor add up to an exhilarating evening for all ages. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): The Honor and the Glory of Whaling: Following the Northern Star at La Mama

If Bruce Springsteen had grown up in a New England fishing community he might have written characters like these. Read More »

Music Review: Indie Round-Up – End of Year Grab Bag

Jon McKiel's dark alt-rock is just the thing for driving around the city streets in an angry mood. Read More »

Music Review: Indie Round-Up – Aidanblaise, Strazza, Hate Camels, and More

There's so much emotion in Laura Aidanblaise's voice you worry she's about to implode. Read More »

Criticism in the Internet Age

Criticism is the most important focal point that we have for the public intellect. Read More »

Edwards vs. Huckabee – The Match-Up Democrats Would Love To See

Edwards has two big things going for him, and no major negatives except the big one: not enough money. Read More »

Theater/Cabaret Review (NYC): Ben Rauch is Horace Vanderveer

Rauch's xylophone transcription from Rent is priceless - and I don't even like Rent. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): Scapin by Molière

The four walls of the tiny Turtle's Shell Theater can hardly contain the antic gusto of this new Molière production. Read More »

Music Review: Indie CDs Holiday Gift Guide

Are your friends tired of the same old Keys-Kanye-Fergie-Foo? Indie CDs are the answer. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): The Puppetmaster of Lodz

Art and imagination can keep war at bay, at least for a little while, but they also keep it alive. Read More »