--Ezra's hosting MSNBC's "The Last Word" tonight at 10 p.m.

--The cast of "The Wire," here's where they all are now.

--Not good: "A rough calculation of current rates of soil degradation suggests we have about 60 years of topsoil left."

--A composer has written a 16-minute opera about Paul Krugman's feud with the president of Estonia.

--Everything you've heard about Subway's footlong subs is a lie.

--An excellent primer on the ongoing conflict in Mali from our friends over at World Views.