pseudopodium
I'll just try this one by myself and see what it will do. Yes, this one.

Since late 1999, I've written almost exclusively for a self-published web journal, first titled The Hotsy Totsy Club, then Bellona Times, and now as you see. Some material from the previous decade continues to litter the landscape.

 
2014-03-28
Leaves from an old notebook; a carnival of tough; M. K. Brown; Couch Platos; mentalizing religion
2013-11-09
Carol Reed's nice guys; Realism; The Monkey Puzzle by Victoria Hull; pretension; Ed's Redeeming Qualities; the Intellectual Conditional Adventure
2013-03-31
Friendships' ends; Wall Street finds its own uses for things; the worker's dream; Banksy; eighteenth-century EULA; Benjamin Friedlander's Etudes
2013-02-23
John Baskerville's marbled endpapers; Lubitsch's Design for Living; a condensed nonfiction historical collage novel, starring Frances Burney
2013-01-01
An old aesthete & the New Aesthetics; I would like to become a better mouse; the Furies; biographers who walk away; bad karma keep on flowin'
2012-04-08
Metafiction's place; a hug & a kiss; a community of sociopaths; hocus focus flyptus gyptus; stereotyping hormones
2011-12-22
Saturnine by Rayner Heppenstall; Lazybones; What Else Frank Harris Did Not Say
2011-09-23
Millions of Dead Critics; Eddie Campbell; William Congreve made in the shade
2011-07-10
Death & the Critic; inspirational Beckett; Four Freedoms & Pacifists; Ralph Bellamy
2011-02-23
Love & Grooves; a trip to Ireland; neuraesthetics review
2010-12-12
Christmas spirit; the male feminist or not; self-portraits; What is cheerfuller than Light?
2010-09-26
Intonation in Seventeenth-Century English Poetry; The Song of the Wimpy; Eurydice and Rabbit; I think of Confidential Agent; The Small Back Rooms
High, Low & Lethem
Jonathan Lethem's genre wars, 2005 (written for Genre)
2010-01-20
Pelican Books; Do I know the jungle?; it's a gift
2010-01-12
The ethical turn in academic literary criticism
2009-10-15
Walter Benn Michaels; Gene Wolfe; Edward Upward; Jack Spicer; Patricia Highsmith; Henry James
2009-06-21
Harvesting the eminent Victorians; relativism; omniscience; London Review of Biographies; feral flora; We Have Always Been YA
2009-01-16
Why We Cite; Oh high white brightly burning duck; Christina La Sala and "Petrified Forest"
2008-04-12
The Road to (and from) Son to Paleface; White Thighs and Thongs by Alexander Trocchi
2007-12-18
A return to one-liner roots; Profanations; guest blogger William Cornwallis; Cheech Wizard(s); enter the Road to Son to Paleface
2007-11-18
John Leonard, Jonathan Lethem, Steve Gerber, & Edmund Wilson in the library with a steak knife; Smokey gets sandy
2007-08-11
More old movies; literary functions; vanilla perversity; How I Am Not an Analytic Philospher
2007-05-28
The personal in poetry concludes; Bathos: The Art of Thinking
2007-03-21
The personal in poetry continues; Art on a Pedestal; flaming while Rome fiddles
2007-02-13
Sincerely; blog reflux; silence, exile, and cute; Sim's captions; personal poetry; truthiness and the origin of the novel.
2006-11-03
Venice; Silenus; Udine; Keats; pastorall; The Moral Order
2006-09-01
Aesthetic therapy; we must love one another and/or die; Fors Clavigera; black American intellectuals; Carve Dat Possum
2006-05-14
Then stupor then the letting go
2006-02-28
Genrification & neighborhood; simile; Dickinson as selflorist; lit out
2006-01-14
Mystery Macintosh, My Darling; Brooks Adams legalizes decay
2005-11-06
Lou Andreas-Salomé tells stories; The Real McKee; IT'S APPARENT; "Sets Hamper Grasp" by A Contrite Form
2005-09-20
T. S. Eliot's OK; The Steadfast Tin Critic; Transitions to Language or Something Like It or Not
2005-08-11
Warlock, 1959; poets with day jobs; The Terrorist of Malta
2005-07-09
Theory's Umpire; Op-Edges; The Liebestod of the Author; Warlock, 1958
2005-05-15
The City Without Character; in memoriam Kraus, Mencken, Moore; in praise of misattribution; my senses have been stripped
2005-04-23
Kubrick, Critic; Against the Millennium; Peter Bell he hath no brother; Beezark; Musil panned
2005-02-04
Should We Call it off?; a genre of conversation; All the Boy Arrested; The Spasmodic Gap
2004-12-24
I stop thinking of Cluny Brown; Stein's company & crowd; Nicholas Nagsheaded; The Blog of a Disappointed Man
2004-11-10
When I find myself in times of interest, Mr. Lubitsch comes to town speaking words of wisdom: Cluny Brown; intensity beats hue; The Witlings; the city becomes a picture
2004-10-04
Timbre; experimental fiction; The Quarrel between Philosophy and Philosophers; Derrida; galdary
2004-09-16
An American grid, class by medium; framed!; the guts of Hans Christian Andersen; better bitter; even the launderer's hand grows red; the girls of Lewis Carroll
2004-08-22
Critique & Proposals, 1949; first rule is: the laws of Germany; no stuff but in stuff; a toast to Kerry; Morgan Odoherty's Rime; Oakland Random Acts
2004-07-03
A Cornish Man; one monkey, no show; the literary vs. the creative; Party Time; with, around, or over?
2004-06-15
The Mullingar Heifer; Joyce, realistically; Intermediate Hedonics concludes
2004-05-26
Intermediate Hedonics continues; let's get real (stupid); The Flying Tailor
2004-05-01
Overhead Clearance; "Utopia Parkway"; missing the horror show; Cholly contra Vendler contra Aristotle; Intermediate Hedonics convenes; Poop poop poop-poop, poop poop poop
2004-03-29
The eighteenth century called it a magazine; Johnson Predicts; more No Single Reason; guilty shame; The New Republic
2004-03-10
Old Daniel Dobson does not know; No Single Reason in the World concludes; someone wants you dead; cow for cow's sake
2004-02-20
About pseudopodium.org; how to write; New Historicism; No Single Reason in the World

 
2004-01-15
Argufying; middle class value; Karen Joy Fowler's Sister Noon; Hitchcock & feminism
2003-12-19
The ripeness of cheese; Golemland; movie mop-up; I will run; Visible Man
2003-11-25
To Sir, With Cat Head; Maria Shriver reads; formal & free
2003-11-12
The Equality of Men and Women; The Idols of the Theater; The Golden Maxim
2003-10-28
The Cuban-American Dream; Yearning of unrest; Atkins; National Lampoon's Animal Nation; a substitute world which comes from the world
2003-10-06
To the Critics, to Make Little of Themselves; CA recall; non-sequitur; a golden age; worst Bill Murray movie ever
2003-09-18
Comic poetry concluded; historical imperative; never argue about religion or politics
2003-07-19
Beluted by scholarship; comic poetry; an ugly, bald man in riding breeches with a whip; I walk the line
2003-07-01
Degeneration vs. Evolution; Good vs. Nice; Goals vs. Non-goals; Secular vs. Humanist; Spicer vs. New Yorker; Blog vs. Willard
2003-06-08
Branded commodities: passion, soul, class, sex, life; "Aye, and Gomorrah"; permalinks
2003-05-09
Fowler humors; poststructuralism; Three Reputations (de Man, Bacon, & Pilate); The Weeds of Crime concluded
2003-04-17
Burroughs & Bobbettes; quotlibetality; Milwaukee Road; hearty thankes; ressentimental journey; Ye Olde Sentence
2003-03-28
Leggott/Zukofsky concluded/appended; feet again; Leslie Cheung RIP; love defined
2003-02-27
Oulipo; Leggott/Zukofsky cont.; academic advice; political inconsequence
2003-02-09
Why weblog; Reading Leggott's Reading Zukofsky's
2003-01-12
---king Elvis
2002-12-14
Flagging; wimps & gangsters; The Dazzle of Day; Church of Herriman
2002-11-16
Cat chat; Total Information Awareness; pig chat; through the Vanilla Straits; The Beastliness of Economies
2002-10-22
Elections; pop in the background; Dovetonsils; Veterans Day
2002-10-03
Wealth & Democracy; Caldwell County; Buffy excommunicata; What He Didn't See
2002-09-02
Copyduty; free indirect shooters; leaving dullsville; cerulian Glycine frutescens; The Secondary Source Review
2002-08-05
New Niedecker; shameful unselfish; nice guys don't finish; movie Q&A
2002-07-06
Little Roman doesn't grow up; Rohmer; ba-lue Mun-deii; bitmapped
2002-06-16
Victorious encounters with white men; the state may be jobbed; who's the weirdo?; Anarchism Is Not Enough
2002-06-04
Reading & speaking Sammy Davis, Jr.; identity; break it down
2002-05-12
Last words; representing; know nothing & care less
2002-04-15
Neuraesthetic foundations; statistics; Brenda Starr; death sentence; Campion's feet
2002-04-01
Samuel R. Delany; Earl of Rochester; computer matching; Failing towards Freedom; peripatetic weblogging
2002-03-01
Weblog community: as sphagnum, as painters advised by Duchamp & Adams, as pseudo-narrative list, & as dis system; Grandmaster cut faster; go fish; Restoration writers
2002-02-04
Grumpy movies; those nutsy artists; dissmell; Blind Willie McTell
2001-12-26
Awful banalities; Dear Abby; MOMAcide; The World That Isn't; crows; L.A.
2001-11-19
The West; gifted children; war is hell; dive or crash; (SMACK)
2001-11-04
Punch Drunk Slug Fest; crying at art; is dis a system?
2001-10-22
Bill of Artifactual Values; privacy; zombies; fat & ugly
2001-10-14
The Indefinite Conversation: Wittgenstein, Civil War, Zukofsky, determinism
2001-10-02
Alternative Buffy; Doris Wishman; Chilled the Fresh; cultural imperialism
2001-09-22
Bellona Times; patriotism; Tahiti
2001-09-12
The rocks cried out no hiding place

2001-08-19
Jealousy; like; DMCA
2001-07-25
Elater Noctiluccus; the Earl of Rochester's letters; manifestos
2001-07-08
Gascoigne's Lullaby; Melville; The Lady from Shanghai; intellectual property; love crime
2001-06-19
Flandrin captioned; Television; Charles Reznikoff; liner notes
2001-05-22
Academic publishing; Duchamp's natural twisting; criminal life; donkeys; Memento
2001-05-01
May Day; aesthetics & canons; phallus; web subscription
2001-03-18
W. C. Fields; insane teamster; Joey Ramone
2001-02-18
East & West; charades; solicitudicide; mocking the movies; accessibility
2001-01-23
Poetry special; 42; morality & mortality
2000-12-09
Henry James; holiday cheer; more irony
2000-11-11
Red Badge of Courage; science & election news; mediums & media
2000-10-28
The Parting Glass; dying; why writers?; 1860 election
2000-10-09
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet ; Christian science; Joseph H. Lewis
2000-09-24
Small town bigotry; japes; online branding
2000-09-16
Heehaw, dreaming in trash and white; hypnotic narratology
2000-09-03
Ending Peking Opera Blues; Roxanne's Revenge; outsider art; the cat according to Edward Topsell
2000-08-25
The Salon.com Reader's Guide to Contemporary Authors; pantyhose
2000-08-06
Sprezzatura; goddamned melancholy kindergarten world; corrections; Marlowe & Tourette's
2000-07-27
Sexual Degradation Week: Godard's nudes; bestiality; so gay
2000-07-10
Bibliotaph; African-American cinema; crazy Joyce; "Survivor"
2000-07-04
Narcissism week; life after death; narrative time
2000-06-23
Jess; virtual Braille; Clover Hooper Adams; Hoozoo by Cholly Kokonino
2000-06-21
Bloomsday; academic women; m. panse
2000-06-13
Candid friends; neuraesthetics; Long Meg
Laura True-Teller and Other Fairy Tales
A long essay about Laura Riding's Progress of Stories
2000-05-25
The Purple Cloud; ducks; Skeets; writing; Louise Brooks
2000-05-12
Something Wild; nepotism; Swordsman II; programmers
2000-04-30
Coppolas; the lonely web; Actress; angina dentata; irony
2000-04-17
New Economy; 1933; Mr. Pooter; Oulipo Honey; metascene
2000-04-02
Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.; literary language; antitrust; crazy dames
2000-03-20
Little Leather Library; Duchamp; melodrama; entropy
2000-03-05
1939; obtuse; The Reckless Moment; Tesla's soulmate
2000-02-20
Mansfield Park; doubting Valentine; what ails my darling?
2000-02-04
The Girl; Drink Dream; honorifics; desertion
2000-01-14
Living large; BBC America; tonal English; scholarships; Playmobil
1999-12-28
The Quest for Corvo; holiday sale; Drank to Driving
1999-12-14
Rawhide; The Trouble with Genius; folk; their goddamn hands
1999-12-02
Modernist Class; lemons; spinach; Thanksgiving
1999-11-13
The Big Sky restored; the Austrian-Hungarian empire lost
1999-10-29
Later Peanuts; La Sala interview; The Old Dark House
1999-10-15
Culture; post-structuralists vs. programmers
1999-10-05
The Ichthyoid Syndrome; retro cinema; Benton County
1999-09-27
Gun control; Los Angeles; aesthetics; Douglas Sirk
1999-09-09
Linguistics; Dubliners!; prole thrillers
1999-08-29
Netscape; Frogman; guilty pleasures; flag
1999-08-21
Howard Hawks; listening to Gertrude Stein
1999-08-07
Limbo; Hays Office politics; Krazy Kat
1999-07-26
Charlotte Brontë; San Francisco; hypertext; film noir defined
1999-07-09
Bunch of one-liners to test the indexing program

1990-1999

Why would you write those books for no credit or pay, dear? / Don't you see? Real writers don't CARE about money or credit! All we want to do is write! / Here, dear, your medicine will put you back in touch with reality.
Three Anagrams of Jack Spicer's Biography
(written for The New Blind Date)
The Ichthyoid Syndrome
(24 MB, DivX AVI), a movie by Ray Davis & Christina La Sala
1998 Tiptree Jury Comments
(with Candas Jane Dorsey, Sylvia Kelso, Kate Schaefer, and Lisa Tuttle)
Losing It
A Vertigo Restoration Comedy. "I link up; I link down... I link up; I link down...."
My Acquaintance Anselm Dovetonsils, American Poet
Including a Slim Volume of Poems and Poetry (written for The New Blind Date)
Things Are Tough All Over
A generic response to Jonathan Lethem (written for NYRSF)
The Sissy Gaze in American Cinema
(written for Bright Lights Film Journal)
Doodly Squat
A condemned residential hotel of art
Read This: A Dip into the Mainstream
Enlightening the gentiles (written for NYRSF)
An Anthem for the Kids
Vocal music
White Lines
A poetry year in review (written for The New Blind Date)
The Tall Refrigerator Door
A proto-iconic-weblog
See L.A. Confidential Again, the First Time
(written for Bright Lights Film Journal)
"My fat ass is my desert"
A response to Suck
Zoe Beloff's "A TRIP TO THE LAND OF KNOWLEDGE"
(written for Dark Carnival)
THINGS HAPPEN by Leslie Black
(written for Dark Carnival)
Re-Covering Childhood
Sexual abuse & genre fiction (written for Dark Carnival)
Djuna Barnes
Her book Ryder, its narrator, its family, its Foreward, and the Ladies Almanack (written for Dark Carnival)
The Second Confiscation
On genre reading (written for Dark Carnival)
Delany's Dirt
A long essay on Samuel R. Delany's pornography (written for James Sallis's Ash of Stars)
Biography = Death
Journalism vs. voice
Mannerist Narrative
Wendy Walker's The Secret Service (written for NYRSF)
Thinking Fellers Union Local 282
(Superseded by the band's official website)
"...Soft, Mushy..."
Bitching about Pulp Fiction
Tuesday Weld
Biographical notes, filmography, objectification, and recording career
Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
A prank
I Like I Like It Like That Like This
Double review with The Great Conqueror's Concubine
Brown Study
A long story about pronouns
Le critique malgré lui
(written for NYRSF)
Love or Confusion
Coming to terms with Lewis Shiner's Glimpses (written for NYRSF)
Done by the Forces of Nature
A story about popular music (written for The Horns of Elfland)
Five Stories by Martha Soukup
(written for NYRSF)
Appearance of a World
Poetics of/against science fiction (written for NYRSF)
Who's That Banging at My Dori?
Two widows squabbling over the grave of "Dori Bangs" (written for NYRSF)
The Annotated "All in the Game"
Blues
A short story about pronouns

Ray Davis
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