Are Cave Drawings the Earliest Form of Graphic Design? [Morning Links]

Books: An interview with The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution, and the Birth of America author Steven Johnson.
Dance/Opera: Ballerina Violette Verdy — who is 75 — just scored France’s highest award.
Design: The earliest graphic designers?
Film: Johnny Depp will narrate a Doors doc. Val Kilmer was booked.
Music: The three best albums of this year — in pretty chart form.
Television: UC Berkeley to offer a class called “What’s so great about The Wire?”
Theatre: Whoopi Goldberg. One night only.
Visual Arts: Rose Art Museum prez plays the Obama card.
Web: A Michael Showalter-produced funny, starring Paul Rudd.