Jon Sobel is Co-Executive Editor of Blogcritics and lead editor of the Culture section. As a writer he contributes most often to Culture, where he reviews NYC theater; he also covers interesting music releases and writes a semi-regular review round-up of independent albums. By night he's a working musician: lead singer, songwriter, and bass player for Whisperado, a founding member of the Kings County Blues Band, and a sideman, and for six years he ran Cornelia Street Cafe's "Soul of the Blues" concert series. He writes the blog Park Odyssey, where 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.
This taut, anxiously intellectual drama baffles expectations and boasts marvelous performances.
This implausible by satisfying story concerns a group of buddies who resent their old friend making movies based on their lives.
Season 4 wrapped up with a satisfying mix of conclusions, surprises, shakeups, and setups for the next round.
Turning your life into a play is a dangerous game – dangerous for audiences, that is. But Scrambled Eggs is a deliciously prepared comedy omelette.
An ironic awareness earns this Brooklyn band its serious moments on this fine disc.
One of the season's best episodes finds Alicia facing a major life choice.
Cole has evolved a strong vocabulary of smartly constructed adult pop that's eminently accessible yet all her own.
New recordings of old English and Scottish ballads prove there's life in the old lays yet.
A ripped-from-the-headlines storyline about a rape and its consequences can't hold a scattered episode together.
Re-imagined in modern-day West Africa, Shakespeare's great Roman tragedy feels like an astounding new work.