The Rapidian


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.


Romanian immigrant's memoir describes totalitarianism through a child's eyes

Submitted 07-10-2012 under NEWS

Immigrant Carmen Bugan describes her life as the child of a Romanian dissident.


Arrr, Matey! The GAAH Press Club reviews "Treasure Island"

Submitted 07-06-2012 under NONPROFITS

The GAAH Press Club reviews "Treasure Island," performed in the Circle Theatre at Aquinas College.


GRAM on the Green to kick off this Friday

Submitted 07-05-2012 under NEWS

Challenge someone to a game of giant chess and listen to Celtic music outside of the Grand Rapids Art Museum in celebration of diverse art during the summer months.


Diversity of art collected in new West Michigan guide

Submitted 07-03-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

The West Michigan Art Guide aims to make it easy to find art galleries and art events in West Michigan.