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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.

CD Review: Jessi Colter, Out of the Ashes

There's nothing new under the sun, but the sun should shine brightly on Jessi Colter's comeback. Read More »

Indie Round-Up for Feb 9 2006: Indiegrrl-apalooza

"Yea" is a headbanger's delight that Beavis and Butthead would surely have labeled cool. Read More »

Theater Review: The Accidental Pervert

A one-man play about a porn addict that's both heartily funny and genuinely touching. Read More »

Theater Review: Buried Child

This story isn't about existential angst or alienation - except from the truth. Read More »

Indie Round-Up for Jan 26 2006: Lee Rocker, Sarah Woolf

A plain old rockin' good time is had by all. Read More »

CD and Concert Review: Rosanne Cash, Black Cadillac

Rosanne Cash's honeyed, heartbreaking alto can loosen up even a room full of jaded music-industry insiders. Read More »

Indie Round-Up for Jan 12 2006: Fern Jones, Bradley Leighton

Wherever Sister Fern is now, she's got absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. Read More »

Indie Round-Up for Dec 29 2005: Brianna Lane, Mark Tolstrup, Best of 2005

Another grown-up woman singing in a little-girl voice about her dreams and disappointments: sounds pretty bleak, I know. Read More »

Another Preordained Dollar-Coin Failure?

As with more urgent matters like health care and global warming, the US has been and remains well behind the times in pocket-change convenience. Read More »

DVD Review: Serenity

The Serenity universe is dusty and messy, peopled by thieves, prostitutes, suck-ups, disgruntled veterans, and garden variety assholes. Read More »