What to Endure: This is a hard documentary to watch. I had to take a couple breaks and force myself to watch the whole thing. I know, that doesn’t sound like a rave review. But it really is worth your time to watch NatGeo’s look at the fall of Syria and the rise of ISIS: Hell on Earth. While we’re talking about bombing airfields over a “beautiful piece of chocolate cake,” hundreds of thousands are being killed and millions more brutalized.

+ What to Rock: Longtime readers know I’m a big fan of the British rock duo Royal Blood. Their much-anticipated second album is out today. How Did We Get So Dark is available on your favorite streaming service such as Spotify or Apple Music. The band features one bass, one set of drums, and a lot of rock. Speaking of rock, Bob Seger (who may have been the last of the holdouts) just released his catalog to streaming services.

+ What to Read: Stephen King says, “The Force is mesmerizing, a triumph. Think The Godfather, only with cops. It’s that good.” And that’s a lukewarm review compared to what others are saying about Don Winslow’s new novel. It comes out in a few days, so order your copy now.