Author Archives: Peter

Open City declared Peter Nolan Smith an underground punk legend of the 1970s East Village. The New England native spent many years as a nightclub doorman in New York, Paris, London, and Hamburg. The constant traveler has lived for long periods of time in Europe and the Far East. After a forced retirement from the Schmatta trade in Thailand, Peter Nolan Smith returned to New York to work in the international diamond trade. At summer’s end he resumed the life of a writer. The world’s leading leisureologist is currently based in Sri Racha, Thailand, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, and Luxembourg City. He has no address.

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

MISSILE AWAY by Peter Nolan Smith

During grammar school my older brother was the top of his class at Our Lady of the Hills, but he was also a pyromaniac and on several occasions Frunk came close to burning down our suburban house underneath the Blue Hills. Each time my mother punished us both with a wooden spoon and my father […]