The Rapidian


Civic Theatre's comical musical Bye, Bye Birdie to end this weekend

Submitted 03-15-2012 under OPINION

Get ready to rock and roll when watching Bye, Bye Birdie, satirical musical at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre through March 18. The musical opened Feb. 24 and is the fifth installment of the Civics's retro classics season.


Cuts to library, public goods hit home

Submitted 03-12-2012 under OPINION

The Grand Rapids Public Library is one of many local institutions receiving less public funding. Cuts to public goods have seemingly become an accepted inevitability.


Asking the weather experts: Is warm winter evidence of climate change?

Submitted 03-09-2012 under NEWS

A look at some local weather experts' perspectives on global warming.


Rapidian beat reporters meet offline

Submitted 03-08-2012 under OPINION

Our music, politics and food beats are working together to provide coverage for our readers, and are meeting in person. Attend a meetup and find out what they're up to!


Reading towards a brighter future

Submitted 03-07-2012 under OPINION

One Book, One City for Kids invites the community to celebrate literacy Monday, March 12.


"So far, so good": Welcoming The Cheshire Grill to the neighborhood

Submitted 03-06-2012 under OPINION

The newest addition to our local restaurant scene, The Cheshire Grill offers delicious comfort food, local flavor, and just a dash of whimsy.


Creating content on The Rapidian: Photo essays

Submitted 03-05-2012 under OPINION

Have a story to tell in photos? This video walks you through creating a photo essay for The Rapidian.


Backlash against Rush Limbaugh comes to Grand Rapids

Submitted 03-05-2012 under OPINION

In response to inflammatory comments made by Rush Limbaugh, protestors nationwide are pressuring radio stations and advertisers to drop Limbaugh's show. A supporting protest is scheduled for March 7th in Grand Rapids.


Animal shelter's 2011 statistics aren't pretty, but they are reality

Submitted 03-02-2012 under OPINION

New numbers reveal a harsh reality for the Kent County Animal Shelter.


Steve Hilger and guests jazz up Ottawa Tavern

Submitted 02-29-2012 under OPINION

The Steve Hilger Jazz Quintet featuring Randy Marsh and Charlie Hoats performed at the new destination for jazz in Grand Rapids, the Ottawa Tavern.