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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.

Music Review: Miguel – ‘Wildheart’

Miguel Wildheart

Just about every song bears the imprint of a thoughtful survey of pop music styles from the 1960s to today. If they don't all reach the heights to which they aspire, enough do to make the album one of the more creative pop efforts of the year, and the best are hypnotically compelling. Read More »

Film Fans Rank Ripley, Buffy in Movie and TV Character Top 10s

buffy the vampire slayer

But they're the only two female characters 'Empire' readers voted into their Top 10 character lists. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Pride and Prejudice’ – a Musical Adaptation of Jane Austen’s Novel

Pride and Prejudice Theater for the New City

A commendable cast is let down by the material in this big, ambitious show. 'Pride and Prejudice' is still a darn good story, but this musical doesn't do it very proud. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Wild Women of Planet Wongo’

'Wild Women of Planet Wongo' at Brooklyn Fireproof. Photo by Hunter Canning

This immersive sci-fi fantasy musical is crammed with good-natured energy and nonstop campy humor. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): Chris Noth and Zach Grenier in Christopher Marlowe’s ‘Doctor Faustus’

Chris Noth in DOCTOR FAUSTUS. Photo by Joan Marcus

Classic Stage Company's new adaptation stars two actors best known for their TV roles, and tells Marlowe's story of a deal with the devil with gravitas along with plenty of humor both low and high. Read More »

Music Review: Kacey Musgraves – ‘Pageant Material’


What may start out feeling like bubblegum country becomes a multi-course meal as you get a little ways into this batch of 13 brief, efficient songs. Read More »

Music Review: Mika – ‘No Place in Heaven’

Mika No Place Like Heaven album cover

The English singer-songwriter's gift for melodic, catchy, socially perceptive glam-pop with literate lyrics and operatic sizzle is undimmed on his fourth studio album. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off-Broadway): William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by Masterworks Theater Company

The musical Puck (Nick Cearley) discusses a play with Oberon (Andrew Guilarte) in Masterworks Theater Company's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.' Photo by Russ Rowland

Director Tamilla Woodard and a gifted cast keep the magic fizzing every minute in this sparkling 90-minute version of Shakespeare's canonical comedy. Read More »

Music Review: The Steeldrivers – ‘The Muscle Shoals Recordings’

Steeldrivers Muscle Shoals

The Steeldrivers' new disc is full of elegant mid-tempo bluegrass songs with dark lyrics. Read More »

I Shall Be Released: Music News from Miley Cyrus, Muse, Motörhead, Third Eye Blind, Ben Folds, Disclosure and More

Gregg Allman Macon

Plus Gregg Allman, JD Souther, Mick Jones, Indigo Girls and more. Read More »