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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: Indie Round-Up – James, Jacobsen, Pagan, Cook, Scotty Don’t

Cook's sensitivity to the importance of empty space is something young performers don't usually develop so early in their careers. Read More »

Book Review: Blue Monday: Fats Domino and the Lost Dawn of Rock ‘n’ Roll by Rick Coleman

Black musicians who tried to take their music to the masses paid a far steeper price than exclusion from restrooms. Read More »

Theater Review: An Octopus Love Story

"If I could find another octopus in the tank...I would choose that over you." Read More »

Book Review: Avoid a Migraine, Stop a Migraine by Sandra Spewock Feder

Migraine is a symptom; pain comes for a reason. Read More »

Music Review: Indie Round-Up – Barnes & Barnes, Wild Man Fischer, And Some “Normal” Music

"Party in My Pants," "Three Drunk Newts," "Sewey Hole" - they're all here. Eat them up. Yum. Read More »

Music Review: Indie Round-Up – Snider, Tillis, Hammond Jr.

This CD has transformed me from a lukewarm Todd Snider fan into a big Todd Snider fan. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): f-ckplays

Evokes headier eras in picturesque countries where live theater had the power to make audiences go nuts. Read More »

Theater Review: Jean Genet’s The Balcony in New York City

By today's standards, the S&M scenes are so tame as to be barely noticeable. What a difference a half-century makes. Read More »

Music Review: Indie Round-Up – Larsen, Heyman, Everybody Else, Assembly, Brooklyn Rep

Heyman does more things on the drums in two and a half minutes than most drummers do in their band's whole set. Read More »

Religion and Morality: A Match Made in Hell?

Our world is awash in religious wars, and we had better learn to think of them that way. Read More »