The Rapidian


Pleasure Lies in the East: Pigeon Creek's "Antony and Cleopatra" performs at Dog Story

Submitted 08-13-2012 under OPINION

Pigeon Creek Shakespeare Company performs the dense and complex "Antony and Cleopatra," giving Grand Rapids an excellent, if a little hard to follow, production of this historical romance.


El Granjero, Maggie's Kitchen highlight Bridge Street Mexican cuisine

Submitted 08-07-2012 under OPINION

In this Bridge Street Mexican food tasting experiment, the cuisine at Maggie’s Kitchen and El Granjero proves worthy, while the cuisine at Little Mexico Cafe gets into a hairy situation.


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.


In the battle for pad thai dominance, Angel's reigns supreme

Submitted 07-20-2012 under OPINION

In this food tasting experiment, three different chicken pad thai dishes from three downtown restaurants were tried. Several categories featuring common elements of each dish were created to judge the differences between each resaturant.


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.


Great music overflows the streets at Founders Fest

Submitted 06-26-2012 under OPINION

On a day filled with perfect weather, a variety of delicious Founders beer and local food, the clear standout was the music at Founders Fest. Highlights included That 1 Guy, Ultraviolet Hippopotamus, and Soulive.


Cabin Time 2: Bogus Lake is more than just an art show

Submitted 06-25-2012 under OPINION

From photography and drawings to hand made backgammon boards, Cabin Time: Bogus Lake brings a strong sense of community to their art show at Nice Gallery.


That 1 Guy to bring heavy dose of weird to your venue

Submitted 06-20-2012 under OPINION

Stylistically floating somewhere between Tom Waits, Les Claypool and Dr. Seuss, That 1 Guy is a one of a kind act whose live performance shouldn't be missed.


Chinese proverbs, sayings come alive thanks to Calvin profs

Submitted 06-18-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

Calvin College profs translate and explain many Chinese proverbs and sayings.