1. This (Dirty) American Life. Ira Glass goes medieval on those who would deny The Onion a Pulitzer. It deserved a Commentary prize for work like this after Sept. 11, 2001.
2. 2012, schmenty-12. No need to wait until next year for a bunch of worldly leaders to arrive in Chicago. A bunch of 'em will be here next week.
3. 'Harry Potter' mystery solved. Finally, the books go digital.