Arts & Entertainment

The National brought its unique brand of mellow, alternative rock back to the music scene on Sept. 8 with the release of its seventh record, “Sleep Well Beast.” Formed in 1999 in Cincinnati, the band …

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A leading artist in the indie-folk genre returned to the spotlight Aug. 25 with his sixth full-length studio album. Sam Beam, who commonly goes by his stage name, Iron & Wine, released “Beast Epic,” a …

Arts & Entertainment

If you’re craving a new sweet spot in the Edgewater area, look no further. Edge of Sweetness Bakery (6034 N. Broadway) is a family-operated business that sells cakes, cookies and a variety of other sweets. …

Music

The Shins are back after five years with a new studio album called “Heartworms.” The indie-alternative rock band took an enormous shift from its usual, laid-back sound. The album, produced by lead singer James Mercer, …

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 …

Theater

“Bootycandy,” a new production playing at the Windy City Playhouse (3014 W. Irving Park Rd.), is a semi-autobiographical account of the life of the successful director and writer Robert O’Hara, who grew up a gay …

Food

Bulldog Ale House, an American-style sports bar chain founded in Illinois, has found a home in Rogers Park. Located at 6606 N. Sheridan Rd., adjacent to student favorites Chipotle and bopNgrill, Bulldog Ale House opened on Jan. …

Food

“Wholesome” and “hearty” are two words that come to mind while eating at The Growling Rabbit. Located in Rogers Park at 6981 N. Sheridan Road, The Growling Rabbit is a healthy cafe featuring dishes made …