The Rapidian


Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys: The sounds of authentic American music

Submitted 02-13-2012 under OPINION

A review of the American traditional folk band Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys and their debut album "A Different Tune."


At long L.A.S.T.

Submitted 02-10-2012 under NONPROFITS

After four years of intense planning and preparation, the LINC Academy for Social Transformation launched with twenty emerging leaders in attendance.


Orpheum Bell brings their enchanting sound to WYCE Jammies

Submitted 02-09-2012 under OPINION

Ann Arbor based Orpheum Bell brings their lush, unique, timeless sound to 2012 WYCE Jammie Awards at the Intersection.


The ad heard 'round the world

Submitted 02-08-2012 under OPINION

Pete Hoekstra wants you to know... that he's not a racist for his racist TV campaign.


Civic Theatre's "Harvey" proved a whimsical production for adults

Submitted 02-07-2012 under OPINION

Did you see Harvey? Apparently, no one, including the audience, could either. This six-foot, three-and-one-half-inch tall invisible rabbit only revealed himself to an amiable man named Mr. Elwood P. Dowd in this American classic comedy.


Quality of LIFE board game created by planning department

Submitted 02-06-2012 under OPINION

Quality of LIFE board game gives residents an opportunity to join the discussion on improvements to the Michigan Street corridor.


Catalyst Radio: PaleoRadio seeks critical conversation without being divisive

Submitted 02-03-2012 under NEWS

WPRR's PaleoRadio is using new media to take its reach beyond Grand Rapids, across the country and to other continents


They aren't always shadows

Submitted 02-03-2012 under OPINION

On the eve of George A. Romero's 72nd birthday, a long time Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival judge, filmmaker and FX artist explores why the godfather of all zombies means so much to him and to independent filmmaking.


Music beat reporters needed for The Rapidian

Submitted 02-02-2012 under OPINION

The Rapidian is creating a community of reporters to work together to cover the music beat here in Grand Rapids, starting with precoverage of the Jammies this month!


Harmony Brewing Company opens in Eastown

Submitted 02-01-2012 under OPINION

Local brewery that focuses on local food and strong community opens in Eastown