The Rapidian


Profile of drag culture and where it can be found in Grand Rapids area

Submitted 11-07-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Drag is open to everyone! In fact, that’s one of the cornerstones of drag culture: everyone is accepted.


Wealthy Theatre documentary premiere co-directed and edited by Grand Rapids’ Libi Hake

Submitted 09-07-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

The documentary about Michael K. Paxton, an Appalachian Artist/Cancer Survivor, is produced and edited Ms. Libi Hake, who calls Grand Rapids her hometown.


Giving us more than we could ever give in return

Submitted 06-06-2018 under NONPROFITS

We often say that those we serve give to us more than we could ever give to them, and Loretta is one of our precious friends who has done just that.


Artist feature from UICA: Zachary Trebellas

Submitted 05-01-2018 under NONPROFITS

Learn more about performing artist Zachary Trebellas in this feature from UICA.


David Cope's latest 'American Elegy': The Invisible Keys

Submitted 03-28-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Former G.R. Poet Laureate David Cope will read from his just-released retrospective "The Invisible Keys, New and Selected Poems" on March 29 at the Kentwood Library and April 12 at Grand Rapids Community College.


Get to Know: Mercy Supply Co.

Submitted 03-28-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Rusty Zylstra, once a teenage punk musician, developed essential skills in the DIY culture that contributed to the skills he developed while starting his own handmade clothing and leather goods business.


New Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities CEO has 30 years of experience teaching youth

Submitted 03-13-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

New chief executive officer Roberto Jara will oversee Cook Library Center and the Cook Arts Center


Dyer-Ives Poetry Competition celebrates 50th year

Submitted 02-20-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

Under the direction of local poet and artist Christine Krieger, Kent County’s own all-ages poetry prize weathers change, welcomes new and established poets to submit their work


Finding more than a place to sleep

Submitted 12-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

As we experience so often, the blessings Katheryn gives outnumber those she receives. She says, it is with joy and gratitude that I am able to serve the Lord and His people, and Katheryn's joy is contagious.


"Jesus led me to Dégagé this summer after suddenly finding myself homeless"

Submitted 11-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

Hello, my name is James. You might have seen me around Degage doing chores. Jesus led me to Degage this summer after suddenly finding myself homeless.