The Rapidian


Vagabonds frontman Luke Dean releases new album, launches tour

Submitted 04-24-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Luke Dean of Vagabonds delivers honest lyrics, emotional intensity in his highly anticipated full-album release.


Catalyst Radio: Anne Elizabeth Moore on media, misogyny and capitalism

Submitted 04-21-2017 under NEWS

Katie Gordon speaks with author and cultural critic Anne Elizabeth Moore about her new book "Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes."


Kent County Parks Foundation is dedicated to growing our park, trail systems

Submitted 04-05-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week's episode of NPO Showcase features Kent County Parks Foundation which raises money, support and awareness for the Kent County parks system


Building community by supporting our refugee neighbors

Submitted 02-23-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Through textile work, community engagement, and sustainability, Treetops Collective is a valuable resource for refugee women and bridging the gap between refugees and locals to better support each other.


Interview with Jeff Smith, founder of "The Grand Rapids People's History Project"

Submitted 02-13-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Jeff Smith discusses the inspiration behind the project, memorable reactions and future plans


Carrying local music's 'do-it yourself' torch: A look at the Upper Room

Submitted 02-10-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

The Upper Room aims to keep Grand Rapids' Do-it-Yourself music scene alive.


Local playwright talks Lake Effect Fringe Festival and more

Submitted 02-09-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Dog Story Theater presents the 5th annual Lake Effect Fringe Festival. A collaboration of artists alike, joining in the intimate space of Dog Story’s black box theater. Stephen Douglas Wright sat down with The Rapidian to talk about his experience with the Lake Effect Fringe Festival.


Father, son share a special bond

Submitted 01-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

For years now, Mark Romanack and his 21-year-old son, Jake, have traveled the roads together in their Dodge Ram pickup. They talk. They laugh. They plan a future.


Aiming for advocacy: The American Diabetes Association - West Michigan

Submitted 12-20-2016 under OPINION

The American Diabetes Association - West Michigan is striving to help make Michigan more aware of the risks of diabetes.


Experience of food insecurity inspires Grand Valley student to help others

Submitted 12-15-2016 under NONPROFITS

As a kid, film student Gabby Vernon struggled with food insecurity. Now she's using her craft to feed others.