New as of September 3: Mark Seltzer's Murder By Numbers investigates our fascination with serial killers and the popularity of psychosis in 'wound culture'. In Memoirs of an Infowhore Sam Lipsyte describes his fifteen minutes of fame as an extra in an infomercial. Alexander Star surveys the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Monumental Rock. Bill Gifford unearths the cultural and corporate history of Muzak in They're Playing Our Songs. Don't miss this clear eye-ed look at pop music's ubiquitous evil twin, complete with sound samples of your Muzak favorites.

Readers should also check out our past Features. In a powerful and provocative FEED Feature, Could You Patent The Sun?, Phil Bereano examines the ethics of patenting human genetic material. And David Greenberg weighs in on the affirmative action debate, teasing out the weaknesses of "middle ground" solutions and proposing a new line of argument for affirmative action's defenders. Alex Ross, music critic for the New York Times, examines the state of New Zealand rock, and speculates on the fate of independent artistic creation in an electrified world culture. (Don't miss his highbrow analysis of Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit.") And in a wide-ranging analysis of ethics in an information society, FEED editor Stefanie Syman tackles the uneasy alliances between the New Victorianism and net culture.