McSweeney’s Internet Tendency first graced the blinking screens of bulky monitors back in 1998 as a kind of literary harbinger pointing the way forward to e-books, Amazon Singles, countless online lit journals, and the wholesale bludgeoning of print media. But now, in what future generations may come to view as an omen of print media’s resurgence, McSweeney’s is publishing The Best of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, charging good money for the opportunity to hold in one’s hand what might otherwise be read online for free. Head to PowerHouse Arena tonight for the book launch of this cultural watershed, featuring Colin Nissan (“It’s Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers”) and Melinda Taub (“I Regret to Inform You That My Wedding to Captain Von Trapp Has Been Canceled”).

Wed., Feb. 19, 7 p.m., 2014