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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 Reviews: Indie Round-Up for June 29 2006 – Adamson, Vecchione, Next Wave Compilation

Laura Vecchione's playful side, combined with the high quality of her songs, makes this soul-splashed country-rock CD a winner. Read More »

Book Review: Hotel California by Barney Hoskyns

How did the Eagles, with their perfect (too perfect?) symbiosis of country and rock, come to be the most popular band in America? Read More »

CD Reviews: Indie Round-Up for June 15 2006 – Chapin, Splitsense, Graffin, Apollo 13

Jen Chapin's slithery delivery, pop-inspired melodies and cutting lyrics turn even the homiest sentiment into art. Read More »

Theater Review: A Reading Of Masterpiece

Erudite and suspenseful, talky and moving, Masterpiece begs for a full production. Read More »

CD/DVD Review: The Clarks, Still Live

Personally, I've had it with edgy. Give me a good song over an intriguing attitude any day. Read More »

Chertoff to City: Drop Dead

Most absurd of all is DHS's determination that New York has no national monuments or icons. Read More »

CD Reviews: Indie Round-Up for June 1 2006 – Cass, McKean, Stigers

This CD is a whole lot of fun, and isn't that the main point of rock anyway? Read More »

CD Reviews: Indie Round-Up for May 18 2006 – Zach Hexum, The Animators, Josh Sason

"Buy Buy" suggests something Pete Townshend might have written after accidentally wandering into a Wal-Mart. Read More »

CD Review and Interview: Hillstomp, The Woman That Ended the World

"For us, blues is all about grit and dirt. It's not about notes, or technicality or any of that crap." Read More »

Celebs Oppose Brooklyn Development Containing Nets Stadium

Prominent actors and writers oppose the Brooklyn development that would include a stadium for the Nets. Read More »