Category Archives: Sex

Times Square Babylon Then

Rent boys. Hookers on the Strip. Flesh peddlers. Martinis at Hojos.

VOYEURS, EXHIBITIONISTS, CRIMINALS, AND MISANTHROPES – Jan 25 Reading at Howl Gallery

January 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Howl Gallery 6 East 1st Street Writers Remember Times Square Noah Prince, Peter Nolan Smith, and Claudia Summers Confetti lingers in lonely gutters and the crevasses of the sidewalks. It spins upward through spiraling gusts of wind eventually landing again. Aside from your best intentions, nothing escapes […]

MY LIFE WITH A PORNO STARLET #1 by Peter Nolan Smith

NEW YORK 1978 That winter I entered the Victory Theater on 42nd Street to view THE VIOLATION OF CLAUDIA. A friend had recommended the hour-long XXX film about a housewife lured into prostitution, saying, “There’s not much of a story, but the skinny actress has no breasts just how you like your women. A little […]

Combat Zone Amnesia

In the 60s urban social scientists suggested to Boston officials that the city create an adult entertainment area between the bus station on Boylston Street and Chinatown to contain the wickedness of mankind. The experiment green-lighted prostitution, drag queens, piano bars, go-go bars, rent boys, and pornography along Washington Street and the adjacent blocks. The […]

Working the Plaza

In the winter of 2009 I left the Oak Bar to smoke a cigarette on 59th Street. I only smoke when I drink. One cigarette a day is enough. The wind off the park was smelled of the fallen snow. Only a few pedestrians braved the cold. An Asiatic woman with long hair approached me. […]