Frontier Psychiatrist


Frontier Psychiatrist writes about new music, books, film, food, and drink, and publishes original fiction, essays, interviews, and photography.

While we post five days per week, we are a journal, not a blog. We publish all original articles and stress depth over breadth, quality over quantity, and optimism over cynicism.  Our coverage includes record reviews, concert reviews, and music festivals such as Pitchfork Festival, Bonnaroo, South by Southwest,Newport Folk Festival, Lollapalooza, and Northside Festival.

In 2011, we serialized Sons of Dionysus, a transmedia novel with text, audio performed by Broadway and TV stars, and our first (and only) music video.

Three of our articles were chosen by “Freshly Pressed,” the best of 400,000+ blogs on They are:

Publisher L.V. Lopez and editor-in-chief Keith Meatto met as high school teachers in New York. Though they taught different subjects (Math, English) and had gone to different colleges (Columbia, Yale) they bonded over music, literature, and their general worldview. After seeing many shows together (from Lambchop to Vampire Weekend) they left their jobs, and traveled the country to pursue medicine and fiction writing.  They returned to the city, found jobs at local hospitals and colleges, and started Frontier Psychiatrist to share their passions. Since those humble beginnings, we’ve added Managing Editor Peter Lillis in Chicago, staff writers and columnists, and more than 75 contributors. And on July 24 and 25, Lopez represented the site on national television with his appearance on Jeopardy.

Frontier Psychiatrist’s Best of 2012 lists include:

Our Best of 2011 lists include:

Want more FP in your life? Follow us on Facebook, Twitter(@frontpsych), and tumblr or sign up for our email mailing list in the sidebar of our home page. Want to join the fun? We’re always looking for writers and photographers; see our submissions guidelines for details. Lastly, for anyone interested in learning more about the world of digital media publishing, we are currently seeking interns for Fall 2012.

Call us FP. Call us Front Psych. Don’t call us Frontier Psychologist. That misses the musical allusion.


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friends, consider adding the “i guess i’m floating” music blog to your list of links.

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L.V. Lopez, Publisher
Keith Meatto, Editor-In-Chief
Peter Lillis, Managing Editor
Freya Bellin
Andrew Hertzberg
Franklin Laviola
Gina Myers
Jared Thomas
Jordan Mainzer


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John Raymond Barker
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Tyler Gilmore
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Eric Katz
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Max Maddock
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Sons of Dionysus

A Transmedia Novel of Myth, Mirth, and the Magical Excess of Youth.