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Jon Sobel

Jon Sobel is a Publisher and 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.

Theater Review: Rebel Without a Cause

Half a century has passed since Rebel Without a Cause, the ur-film of postwar teenage alienation, made matinee idols of James Dean, Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo. The Barely Balancing Artists Group, a theatrical company formed especially for the Hollywood classic’s golden anniversary, is marking the occasion with a stage …

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Indie Round-Up for October 6 2005: Copeland, Mould

=== Copeland, live at Irving Plaza, NYC, Oct. 5 2005 Copeland (it’s a band, not a person) played an energetic opening set at the eagerly anticipated Bob Mould concert at Irving Plaza last night in New York City. Copeland is a tight quartet with a wall-of-sound two-guitar attack – except …

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35 Years Later, Janis Joplin’s Legacy Endures

Today is the 35th anniversary of Janis Joplin‘s death. It would be wrong to let the date go by unnoted, so, although I don’t have time or energy to write a new essay, I can re-publish here a piece I wrote exactly five years ago marking the 30th anniversary. The …

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New York Notes

When we've got a mayor who's doing a pretty good job, we hesitate to kick him out.

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Yahoo “Who’s Next” Victory Propels Copeland

Slowly but surely the major Web companies are becoming important players in the entertainment industry. Case in point: the Atlanta band Copeland, currently on tour supporting Bob Mould, begins a headlining tour next month (with Daphne Loves Derby, Melee, and The Spill Canvas) playing ballroom-size venues like the House of …

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