On Wednesday nights, Heartland Cafe (7000 N. Glenwood Ave.) transforms from a healthy neighborhood restaurant to a creative haven that is home to an open mic tradition. The weekly event, called “In One Ear,” started …

Theater

On a certain level, it feels irrelevant to discuss whether or not Steppenwolf for Young Adult’s (SYA) production of “Monster” is good (don’t worry, it is). Thee play’s identity lies not in its quality, but …

Arts & Entertainment

In the same way the internet has reshaped the lives of many across the globe, it has re-written the handbook on oddball rap. For millennials, the evolution of rap is clear. What used to be …

Music

Aspiring artists don’t settle for what they have, and no one understands that better than Amber Bain, who played a sold-out show at the Bottom Lounge (1375 W. Lake St.) on Feb. 25. The British …

Arts & Entertainment

No matter what you’re doing, indie-rocker Ryan Adams’ new album “Prisoner” is the perfect soundtrack to play on your phone. Adams is back with an 80’s rock feel to give his listeners a taste of …

Film & TV

After making his feature film debut “Keanu” with his comedy partner, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele has ventured into genre filmmaking for his latest project, “Get Out.” Peele created a smart horror-comedy with socially conscious undertones …

Arts & Entertainment

Although Judd Apatow’s acclaimed comedy “Girls” is airing its last episodes, his newest HBO half-hour comedy “Crashing” is keeping the quirky and hilarious ball rolling. Similar to shows such as “Louie,” “Seinfeld” and “Master of …

Film & TV

Indie filmmaker Ry Russo-Young takes audiences inside the pages of Lauren Oliver’s popular novel of the same name. The film adaptation brings to life the story’s rich and resonant commentary on the human capacity for …