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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: Troika: God, Tolstoy & Sophia

The subject of Tolstoy's last days lends itself easily to a drama of passions and ideas. Read More »

CD Reviews: Indie Round-Up for May 4 2006 – The Holy Fire, Jeremiah Lockwood, Scott Weis

Full of sound and fury and signifying something. Read More »

CD Review: Dion – Bronx In Blue

A street poet is a street poet, whether from the Deep South or the Bronx. Read More »

CD Review: Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Way Back

For authentic traditional Chicago blues played by some of the best in the business, look no further. Read More »

Theater Review: Zarathustra Said Some Things, No?

A chillingly intimate portrait of a pair of psychological self-flagellants, and a Stoppardian cyclone of words. Read More »

Indie Round-Up for 4-20-06: Brandston, Wendt, Mulligan, Martin

More hooks per square foot than a velcro dance floor. Read More »

Bennett Calls for Imperial Presidency

The day journalists are beholden to the "wishes of the president" is the day we no longer have a free press. Read More »

Theater Review: A Jew Grows In Brooklyn

Ehrenreich represents both the now-vanished Catskills scene and the assimilated Jew as creator (and performer) of pop culture. Read More »

CD Review: Danielle Howle – Thank You, Mark

A cock-eyed worldview and a voice that drips with irony. Read More »

CD Reviews: Indie Round-Up For April 6 2006: Ann Klein, Controlling the Famous, Joe Rohan, Kevin So

Four good Kevin So songs are worth more than an hour of music from most artists. Read More »