1 Whether or not U2’s well-received Innocence + Experience Tour ever makes it to town — rumors of a 2016 stadium trek have percolated — Twin Cities fans can devour some of the key moments in the meantime thanks to widespread bootleg videos surfacing online, including many at RollingStone.com. Among the highlights are clips of the Irishmen performing the (purportedly Minneapolis-penned) “October” for the first time in 30 years, plus clips of other rarities such as “Gloria,” “In God’s Country,” “Two Hearts Beat as One” and “Sweetest Thing” — the latter delivered with help from a Bono impersonator. More fun than that last album.

3 The title of “What Happened, Miss Simone?” gets right to the point, as does the film’s opening sequence: pianist and chanteuse Nina Simone frozen in front of an audience, looking stricken yet defiant. Director Liz Garbus provides a powerful answer to that question, tracing the trajectory of an astonishing life — classical piano prodigy, saloon singer, recording star, civil rights warrior, abused wife — derailed by bipolar disorder. Above all, though, there is Simone’s arresting music, playing counterpoint to the harrowing tale. Streaming on Netflix

4 Nadya Kwandibens’ 2012 photo of “Ten Indigenous Lawyers” is a riveting highlight of “The World Through Our Eyes,” a small show of paintings, photos, sculpture and clothing at All My Relations Gallery in south Minneapolis. Curated by Orlando Avery of the Cheyenne River Lakota Nation, “The World” features work by “two-spirit” artists, that is, individuals who identify with both male and female gender roles. Through Aug. 22

5 Tom Cruise’s “Mission: Impossible” series has transformed traditional action espionage into high-concept team stories with a crew of clever protagonists, snappy dialogue and gravity-defying stunts. The latest edition, “Rogue Nation,” is immersive, unpredictable and crammed with sharp plot hooks. Cruise is in his 50s now, and his charisma and physicality are still good as new. “Rogue” is one of the best wide-release movies of the summer.


2 Neel Shah and Skye Chatham present a charming, clever look at modern romance in the novel “Read Bottom Up,” told solely through e-mail and texts. Shah and Chatham wrote to each other in character as Elliot and Madeline, who meet at a restaurant before he asks her out via e-mail. As their relationship unfolds, she continually tries to make sense of his communications and actions with her friend Emily, while Elliot gets advice from his pal David. The resulting tale resounds with anyone who has dated in the digital age.