Afternoon Bites: China Miéville, NYC jazz, “Deadwood,” and more

“…I love to think that Melville exists for us thanks to the interest of Socialist Jews in the early part of the 20th century. These Lefty Jews rediscovered Melville, for us, the way Charles Lamb rediscovered Marlowe for the Romantics.” This Adam Wilson/Lorin Stein conversation is fascinating,  tremendously entertaining, and involves a herring.