The Rapidian


Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart blasts concertgoers into deep space

Submitted 07-27-2012 under OPINION

Mickey Hart uses sound gathered from celestial events like the big bang, black holes, and orbiting planets to form the backbone of an incredible musical experience at the Intersection.


West Michigan Indie Podcast Episode #7- Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys

Submitted 07-26-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

WMI sat down with country rockers Gunnar & The Grizzly Boys.


Grand Rapids Brewing Co. re-opening as Michigan's first organic brewery

Submitted 07-25-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Grands Rapid's Brewing Co. will be re-opening under new management in October of this year as Michigan's first organic brewery.


Michael Moore to speak at Fountain Street Church

Submitted 07-24-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Award winning documentarian Michael Moore will be coming to the Fountain Street Church to talk about his new book "Here Comes Trouble" as part of the Grand Rapids Public Library's GR Reads series.


Fair Housing Center presents "Not a Genuine Black Man"

Submitted 07-20-2012 under NONPROFITS

"Not a Genuine Black Man" is a powerful personal account that touches on several issues including the devastating impact of housing discrimination and racism.


Picturesque gallery passes 100 photos, seeks contributors and voters

Submitted 07-18-2012 under OPINION

Halfway through our summer Picturesque contest in collaboration with MLive, the gallery holds many captured moments of summer. There's still two weeks left for our readers to determine the winning photo with their votes!


Catching up with Electric Forest's token Grand Rapids band: The Crane Wives

Submitted 07-16-2012 under OPINION

The Crane Wives member Kate Pillsbury shares her experience with the band and reveals future plans for the band.


Cutting your heart out to spite your face

Submitted 07-15-2012 under OPINION

A desperate housewife of Corinth in Heritage Theatre's "Medea" brings a new translation of the classic play created by GVSU classical professor Dr. Diane Rayor.


Tip Top Deluxe Bar and Grill delivers hotspot for Americana music

Submitted 07-13-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Ted Smith, one of the owners of Tip Top, sits down with The Rapidian to discuss the progress over the past year and some thoughts for the future.


Free Pie premiering at UICA, after party to follow

Submitted 07-12-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Writer-director Caleb Slain talks about the upcoming premiere of his short film, "Free Pie," which premieres tonight in the UICA theater. The after party will include a Q&A with Slain as well as other filmmakers.