Monthly Archives: June 2014

HUNG by Peter Nolan Smith

The Village in New York had always attracted a kaleidoscope of radical, deviant, and perverse characters considered abhorrent by mainstream America. The Reds gave way to the beatniks. They evolved into the hippies, who surrendered the counterculture ghetto to the junkies, artists, punks and sexual revolutionaries of the 1970s. In 1977 I lived on East […]

The Blindness Of Justice

In 2003 online postings from US soldiers working at Abu Ghraib prison showed photos of torture. The Pentagon called this an isolated incident, however the CIA had established a secret empire of prisons throughout the world for terror suspects of their ‘rendition’ program. “This is not representative of the 150,000 soldiers that are over here. […]

Duro Olowu @ Salon 94

Nigerian Designer, Duro Olowu presented Last evening I attended the opening of Duro Olowu, a Nigerian fashion designer. I had almost blown off the event, except I had spent the entire day writing ALMOST A DEAD MAN and needed a break from my novel about a black pimp in Hamburg. Samantha McEwen had two pieces […]

BAD DRIVING by Peter Nolan Smith on KINDLE

I am not the best driver in the world. Accidents happen. I’ve had more than a few and BAD DRIVING is a collection of short stories about my mishaps on the road. I survived them. although in an alternative universe I died on more than one occasion. Drink was involved in several and I swore […]

THE FLIGHT OF A FAT MAN by Peter Nolan Smith

Man has aspired to flight from time immemorial. In the winter of 1971 my New Yorker friend Eddie fantasized about soaring in a glider. He had one big problem. Eddie weighed 450 pounds. THE FLIGHT OF A FAT MAN recounts Eddie’s achieving his dream thanks to a teenage girl from the South Shore. Sookie had […]