Arthur Schwartz

Politics
"Keep pushing this crap & I’ll start dropping oppo on you.”
Food & Drink
My private cookbook collection can't compare to that of many of my colleagues -- my 500 or so seem paltry next to collections in the thousands. But at this stage of life, I carefully curate the books I want around forever.
Culture & Arts
I don't necessarily get Encores! special events as a concept. However I'm happy such things exist. I hope The Band Wagon is great and has a future life. But if it doesn't live on, at least there is time to see it next week at City Center.
Culture & Arts
Somehow it should seem appropriate that Inventing Mary Martin is as corny as Kansas in August. But the kind of corniness prevalent in conceiver-writer Stephen Cole's revue, at the York, tributing one of Broadway's great musical comedy leading ladies, is never welcome.
New York
On the heals of a rally and prayers from the "Reverend Billy and The Stop Shopping Choir" Sunday afternoon, the beleaguered newsstand operator Jerry Delakas may get good news from the mayor's office today. After many rallies by the East Village community, Jerry may work at his newsstand again.
Food
Nirvana -- a place of bliss -- is my word for a cookbook conference taking place in New York City in a few weeks. The conference's promise? A tantalizing array of panels, distinguished guests and illuminating workshops, all under one roof at the Roger Smith Hotel on Lexington Avenue.
Food & Drink
Here are some of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes, for it is a time when simplicity might be most appreciated.
Food
The fried dough puffs into an amazingly soufflé-light disc and topped with an intense tomato sauce and imported smoked mozzarella di bufala known as provola, and then popped briefly into a volcanically hot oven.
Food
What better way to welcome the tastes of a new year than at a Chinese banquet? Not in a restaurant, mind you, but in the comfort of someone's home.
Entertainment
There's a world-class pop singer you may not know about but absolutely should. She's Joyce Breach, who's been hiding her mellow light under lucky urban bushes.