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Author Archives: Jon Sobel

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.

Another Preordained Dollar-Coin Failure?

As with more urgent matters like health care and global warming, the US has been and remains well behind the times in pocket-change convenience. Read More »

DVD Review: Serenity

The Serenity universe is dusty and messy, peopled by thieves, prostitutes, suck-ups, disgruntled veterans, and garden variety assholes. Read More »

Indie Round-Up for Dec. 15 2005: Panic Division, Mankita, McMullen

Behold a true Irish poet of the back alleys. Read More »

Win Veronica Mars Season One DVDs Courtesy of Blogcritics and Imstar*!

imstar* turns instant messaging into an immersive adventure with games, life experiences, and lifelike avatars. Read More »

Indie Round-Up for December 1 2005: Danielia Cotton, Tina Dico, Jay Mankita, Steve Northeast

It speaks for the romantic, the idealist, the lover, the hopeless (or hopeful) devotee, the Icarus, the Abelard in us all. Read More »

Interview with Magnatune Founder John Buckman

No one had ever offered to fill an iPod up with legal music, at a realistic price. Now someone has. Read More »

Indie Round-Up for November 17 2005

Stardate 1984: I'm just out of college. Still wearing my Ronald Reagan protest beard. Read More »

Movie Review: Walk the Line

It's about love - its presence, its absence, the troubles it makes for us and the rescues it alone can effect. Read More »

CD Review: Grateful Dead, Fillmore West 1969

A fine-sounding and lovingly presented encapsulation of rock's greatest improvisational band at their earliest peak. Read More »

CD Review: Lewis Taylor, Stoned

Seriously good music for grown-ups. Read More »