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About Us

We are an on-line magazine that publishes a wide range of album, concert, book, and movie reviews, interviews, features, and resource links. We began in December 1996 and our monthly readership now numbers over thirty thousand.

Our staff of over 100 writers is committed to reviewing quality music in a timely and professional manner. We're always looking for the best in mainstream and underground music.
We jealously guard our reputation for journalistic integrity. While many artist web sites and several on-line music stores link to our reviews, we do not sell ads, assuring the neutrality of our work.

If you are interested in writing for us, please contact us.
Please use the subject New Writer

(We are still based in Chicago, Illinois.)

Effective immediately, please send all review copies to the following

Shari Lloyd
The Phantom Tollbooth
W147N9991 Emerald LN
Germantown WI 53022-6617

The views expressed by contributors are solely the opinions of the contributors and do not necessarily express those of The Phantom Tollbooth, its management, editors, other contributors, or publishers.


Co-Publishers Managing Editor 
    Shari Lloyd
Associate Editors
    Linda  LaFianza
    Olin Jenkins
    Terry Roland
Contributing Writers
    Marie Asner
    Chris Barlow
    Jerry Bolton
    Robert Boynton
    Mike Cooper
    Trish Cooper
    Michael Dalton
    Sandy Dalton
    Ramona Anne Dube
    Bob Felberg
    Bert Gangl
    Amy Hammond Hagberg
    Olin Jenkins
    Gary Dean Kersey
    Linda LaFianza
    Tony LaFianza
    Scott Lake
    Eric Landfried
    Shannon Lewis
    Shari Lloyd
    Chris MacIntosh
    S.S. Mertens
    Joe Montague
    James Morovich
    Matt Mungle
    Len Nash
    Jonathan Nelson
    Barry Nothstine
    Jamie Rake
    David P. Renovitch
    Allen Rode
    Ryan Ro
    Joel Roddin
    Terry Roland
    Joey Royal
    Steve Ruff
    Bert Saraco
    Gar Saeger
    Noah Salo
    Dan Singleton
    Brian A. Smith
    Brad Snyder
    Robert Snyder
    Haydon Spenceley
    Larry Stephan
    James Stewart
    Steve Stockman
    Bruce L. Thiessen, Ph.D.
    Mark Thompson, The Blues Bureau chief
    Derek Walker
    Steve White
    Jim Wormington
    Justin Wright
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Tony LaFianza
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    Shari Lloyd

    We are indebted to Norton Juster for our name, The Phantom Tollbooth, which is from his book of the same name.

     "Expectations is the place you must always go to before you get to where you're going. Of course, some people never go beyond Expectations..."

     "...for one of the nicest things about mathematics, or anything else you might care to learn, is that many of the things which can never be, often are. You see it's very much like your trying to reach Infinity. You know that it's there, but you just don't know where-but just because you can never reach it doesn't mean that it's not worth looking for."
    (Quotes from the original The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster)

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