Sinatra, Bowie and the Dalai Lama

The Cooler: Your Talking Points for Today

By Ilana Dadras ·
Here’s where we use our Internet-reading abilities to share the latest articles, videos and randomness you need to consume before the day’s out. We call it: The Cooler.

Lee Way: Spike Lee sits down with Chicago magazine for his first in-depth interview about his upcoming (and already controversial) new film, Chi-Raq.

Book Report: The five new fashion books you need on your coffee table. Give or take a fashion book.

Bright and Early: The next time you go to hit snooze, remember that the Dalai Lama begins each day at 3:30am with a four-hour meditation on the roots of compassion. Amongst other topics.

To Be Frank: Volume two of James Kaplan’s biography, Sinatra: The Chairman, is out now. You can get started with this, though.

This Is the End: Esquire was so kind as to lay out 14 movies Netflix is nixing come November. Act quickly. Or don’t.

Seeing Stars: David Bowie will release his next album, Blackstar, on January 8—which just so happens to be his 69th birthday. Here’s what’s been released thus far.

Last Night Right Here: Gwen Stefani, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Pharrell play the musical version of spin the bottle with Fallon; Chance the Rapper debuts his new song, “Angels,” on Colbert.

Ilana Dadras cannot discern between situations in which sarcasm is and is not appropriate. Her favorite things include mezcal cocktails, Big Sur and writing about herself in the third person.

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