Monthly Archives: April 2016

15 SECONDS WITH ANDY WARHOL by Peter Nolan Smith

When I was a kid, Campbell’s Tomato Soup tasted home-made, especially if milk was added as suggested by the directions. Everyone ate it in 1964; the rich, the poor, the in-between, and twelve year-old boys like me, so I was pleased to read in LIFE Magazine that a New York artist had painted large portraits […]

TV Terror

When I was young, my father called the TV the ‘boob tube’. He felt that the programming made us idiots. He was right. I loved THE THREE STOOGES. Later my father railed against the senseless violence on the TV. “Only will breed violence.” He was right again. This country is full of violence, but some […]

Tutankhamen’s Tomb Knot

For over three thousand years Tutankhamen’s tomb was secured by this intricate knot and a delicate clay seal featuring Anubis, the ancient Egyptians’ jackal god entrusted with the protection of the cemetery. Work men discovered the tomb under debris of Ramsses’ final resting place. The knot survived thanks to the desert’s aridity and the lack […]

Sin Bin

My friend Emily Armstrong send this list and asked, “Are you a punk?” The video archivist scored a $110. I hit $140. I feel like a good boy.

The Thin Shadow

“As I got older, I rejected the mirror in favor of my thinner shadow at sunset.” Peter Nolan Smith 2016