Afternoon Bites: Shteyngart Blurbs Revisited, Cristina Henríquez, Streaming Audio, Great Short Novels, and More


Have we seen the end of the era of the Gary Shteyngart blurb? (Maybe not.)

Jonathan Messinger wrote about Cristina Henríquez’s The Book of Unknown Americans.

Emily Temple has assembled a list of the best novels under 200 pages in length.

Eric Harvey’s feature on the history and future of streaming music is one of the smartest things you’ll read on culture this year.

A report from The Julie Ruin’s recent show in Asbury Park.

Next Wednesday, Slice is holding a fundraising event where one can see agents, writers, and editors competing in trivia and Pictionary. Which sounds entertaining.

Details have emerged on some forthcoming books from Big Lucks.

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