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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.

New York Notes: Irish and Gay, City’s #2 Official Sits Out St. Patrick’s Day Parade

An openly gay, Irish-American boycotts the Saint Patrick's Day Parade after civic leader compares gays to Nazis. Read More »

Book Review: Perfect Passwords by Mark Burnett and Dave Kleiman

How often do you change the passwords that protect your financial information, personal files, or email? Read More »

Bush: Failure of Dubai Ports Deal Sends “Wrong Message”

The silver lining to this foolishness should be an increased focus on overall US port security. Read More »

Indie Round-Up for March 9, 2006 – Golay, Rivkin, Rentler

Quirky, contemplative, authentic entries are highlighted. Read More »

New York Notes: High School Follies

Oh-so-amusing things have been happening in the New York City schools. Read More »

Indie Round-Up for Feb 23 2006: Beautiful Girls, Gordone, Kurdian

End result: subtle, 21st-century eclectic-pop gold. Read More »

CD Review: Jessi Colter, Out of the Ashes

There's nothing new under the sun, but the sun should shine brightly on Jessi Colter's comeback. Read More »

Indie Round-Up for Feb 9 2006: Indiegrrl-apalooza

"Yea" is a headbanger's delight that Beavis and Butthead would surely have labeled cool. Read More »

Theater Review: The Accidental Pervert

A one-man play about a porn addict that's both heartily funny and genuinely touching. Read More »

Theater Review: Buried Child

This story isn't about existential angst or alienation - except from the truth. Read More »