By Bruce Forer
October 04, 1996 at 04:00 AM EDT

Of all the World Wide Web publications, Feed probably comes closest to fulfilling the promise of quality interactive journalism. A hybrid of The New Yorker and Wired, this literate webzine shows off the medium’s assets by annotating its articles on politics, technology, media, and the arts with hyperlinked comments from readers. While some of the edgier indigenous voices might not otherwise make it into mainstream print, Feed‘s contributors list reads like a who’s who of cyberspace. For instance, a typically provocative roundtable features Feed‘s Stefanie Syman, HotWired‘s Gary Wolf, and Slate‘s Michael Kinsley on ”Wiring the Fourth Estate.” Other recent topics include America’s obsession with serial killers, and Feed‘s obsession with Kinsley’s Slate. On the downside, Feed is a bit too self-referential and busy. With all the hyperlinks, it ends up being hard to think about anything when you’re forced to think about everything. A-