John Cline

John Cline is a recent doctorate from the University of Texas in American Studies.  His work has appeared in The Oxford American, Film & History, and The Grove Dictionary of American Music, among others.  He owns an embarrassingly large collection of calypso records.


The Wages of Blackface

WHEN RIDING THE BUS to the University of Texas campus a few years back, I became suddenly conscious of the fact ...

Bananas Royale

WHEN RICH COHEN’S The Fish That Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America’s Banana King ...

Conjuring the Artist/Activist Line