The Rapidian


From rental application to restraining order, Part 1

Submitted 10-25-2019 under OPINION

Part 1: Jaylynne Yancy is one example of local renters who face increased risk and little support as they navigate a housing crisis and property managers who hold an abundance of structural power.


Actors’ Theatre Grand Rapids Provides Michigan Premiere of Gloria

Submitted 10-22-2019 under OPINION

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' play presents a bleak, funny-sad view of modern life.


Ethics and Religion Talk: Help! I Didn't Know About the Potluck!

Submitted 10-21-2019 under OPINION

Saul asks, “There was a potluck today and I brought a lunch because I didn't know about it. Somebody asked me why I didn't grab any food and and I explained what I just described. Is it rude to eat food at a potluck when you haven't brought anything to share?”


Firebird Soars

Submitted 10-19-2019 under OPINION

Firebird offers broad view of ballet as art form and demonstrates the strengths of Grand Rapids Ballet.


Ethics and Religion Talk: How to Handle Difficult Political Conversations

Submitted 10-16-2019 under OPINION

Jason N. asks, “How can I talk to others about climate change, money in politics, women's health, etc., from a faith perspective to people with faith, but a different political perspective?”


Fiddler On The Roof Premiere Was Lively, Powerful

Submitted 10-10-2019 under OPINION

Broadway Grand Rapids brought Fiddler On The Roof to Devos Place. The mostly excellent production demonstrated why the musical remains relevant.


Ethics and Religion Talk: The Death Penalty

Submitted 10-07-2019 under OPINION

Ethics and Religion Talk, Ethics, Religion, Death Penalty


Ethics and Religion Talk: Money and Politics

Submitted 10-02-2019 under OPINION

Roy E. asks, “What are the moral/ethical implications of money in politics?”


Ethics and Religion Talk: Leaving a Group or Working for Change?

Submitted 09-25-2019 under OPINION

Where do you draw the line between helping to improve or change a group you are a part of, and leaving the group?