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.