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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. Through Oren Hope Marketing and Copywriting at you can hire him to write or edit whatever marketing or journalistic materials your heart desires. Jon also writes the blog Park Odyssey at where he visits every park in New York City. And by night he's a part-time working musician: lead singer, songwriter, and bass player for Whisperado, a member of other bands as well, and a sideman.

Theater Review (NYC): Victor Woo: The Average Asian American at the Fringe Festival

The sheer energy that pours from the stage during the numerous ensemble numbers is a pleasure to take in. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): Long Distance

Did Leah really see a fish in the toilet? Read More »

Book Review: The Grand Delusion: The Unauthorized True Story of Styx by Sterling Whitaker

Why do we love to trace an empire's collapse and read every painful detail of a hero's downfall? Read More »

Theater Review: bombs in your mouth at the Fringe Festival, NYC

Alcohol, anger, infantile banter, and a revelatory roll of toilet paper. Read More »

Music Review: Indie Round-Up – The Pretty Things, Larry Bagby, Jenn Franklin

They were about the beast that scratches your face and gives you an infection, then stomps on your foot. Read More »

Book Review: Our Former Lives in Art – Short Stories by Jennifer S. Davis

Failure and frustration are equal-opportunity employers in these stories. Read More »

Music Review: Indie Round-Up – John Phillips, Stratospheerius

Phillips's writing combined soulful sophistication with the anything-is-possible musical ethos of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Read More »

Theater Review: I’m in Love with Your Wife in New York

Dr. Feldberg needs a date so no one will guess he's Gary's therapist. Read More »

Walking on the Wild Side

It occurred to me that maybe music actually springs from the rhythms of walking. Read More »

Theater Review: Richard III in New York

Nicu's Spoon takes the adventurous step of casting a disabled actor in the title role. Read More »