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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: Frederic Glover’s Desire in the Suburbs

Ed, a deliciously creepy bolt of jealousy, lopes about his father's suburban kingdom like a modern Richard III. Read More »

Music Review: Indie Round-Up – Lights, Heavies, Seymour, Spanic Boys, Cunniff

You could look at the whole ten-song, 28-minute opus as one long American Gothic murder ballad. Read More »

Theater Review: Hotel Oracle by Bixby Elliot

The whole thing with the Post-It notes is, let's just say, highly original. Read More »

Theater Review: Kander and Ebb’s The Happy Time

Five songs cut from the Broadway show were restored for this production. Read More »

I’ll Outlast You, Mystery Caller

You want an easy mark, 603? Sorry, you're messing with the wrong IT guy. Read More »

Music Review: Indie Round-Up – Pete Levin, Bloody Hollies, Stepanian

No car? Rent one and listen to the Bloody Hollies loud in it. The power of Rock commands you. Read More »

Theater Review: Sweet Bird of Youth by Tennessee Williams

The role of the half-crazed Princess is gloriously larger-than-life, and Joanna Bayless knocks it out of the park. Read More »

Theater Review: The Girl Detective

The wonderful dancing and funny stage business help make the show a pleasure for all ages, in spite of the "mature themes" warning. Read More »

Music Review: JJ Grey and Mofro – Country Ghetto

It's all there in a plain image and a single insistent riff. Read More »

Theater Review: Cycle At the Cherry Lane Theater, New York

In a culture where entertainers are both royalty and psychic balm, actors' in-jokes are everyone's jokes. Read More »