JEFF HOWE is a contributing editor atWiredmagazine, where he covers the entertainment industry among other subjects. Before coming toWiredhe was a senior editor at Inside.com and a writer at theVillage Voice. In his fifteen years as a journalist, he has traveled around the world working on stories ranging from the impending water crisis in Central Asia to the implications of gene patenting. He has also written forU.S. News & World Report,Timemagazine, theWashington Post,Mother Jones, and numerous other publications. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and children. From the Hardcover edition.