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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: Creation: A Clown Show

In which Timmy creates the Universe. Read More »

Theater Review: Anaïs Nin: One of her Lives

It is a rare artist whose life truly becomes her art. Read More »

CD Review: Karling Abbeygate – Karling Abbeygate

Abbeygate may have just enough sly punkitude to popularize this anachronistic sound. Read More »

Interview/Concert Review: Controlling the Famous

The amps and drums rock crazily like a skyline swaying in an earthquake so that everything seems to be threatening to collapse in a heap. Read More »

CD Reviews: Indie Round-Up for July 13 2006 – Umbrellas, Alec Gross, The Mains

Terms like rock and pop, like lines of longitude, are just artificial constructs, while music itself is all-natural. Read More »

Concert Review: Mofro

A Mofro show is something like a second coming of the Doors. Read More »

CD Reviews: Indie Round-Up for June 29 2006 – Adamson, Vecchione, Next Wave Compilation

Laura Vecchione's playful side, combined with the high quality of her songs, makes this soul-splashed country-rock CD a winner. Read More »

Book Review: Hotel California by Barney Hoskyns

How did the Eagles, with their perfect (too perfect?) symbiosis of country and rock, come to be the most popular band in America? Read More »

CD Reviews: Indie Round-Up for June 15 2006 – Chapin, Splitsense, Graffin, Apollo 13

Jen Chapin's slithery delivery, pop-inspired melodies and cutting lyrics turn even the homiest sentiment into art. Read More »

Theater Review: A Reading Of Masterpiece

Erudite and suspenseful, talky and moving, Masterpiece begs for a full production. Read More »