The Rapidian


RUST: A sympathetic portrait of post-industrial Michigan

Submitted 10-02-2011 under OPINION

Actors' Theatre presents the premiere of local playwright Austin Bunn's RUST, a play chronicling the impact of General Motor's closing of the Wyoming, Michigan stamping plant in 2008.


Care for some art with your beer?

Submitted 09-30-2011 under NONPROFITS

Using HopCat as a venue to showcase these works was an ideal setting to allow the audience to dwell on the analytical subjects and take it in with a crisp, handcrafted beer to go with the handcrafted art around them.


Two worth the trip

Submitted 09-30-2011 under NONPROFITS

Work of international street artist Edgar Mueller is featured adjacent to newly opened City Art Gallery.


Three reasons why the Hunger Challenge misses the mark

Submitted 09-12-2011 under OPINION

The hunger challenge is garnering media attention, but does it achieve its purpose?


Chain of Lakes releases new EP "Kind of Quiet"

Submitted 08-11-2011 under OPINION

Scott Warren reviews Chain of Lakes' newest EP, Kind of Quiet


Get your Grandwich (Part V) - The Grand(wich) finale

Submitted 08-08-2011 under OPINION

[VIDEO] In a downpour at Rosa Parks Circle on, the Grandwich competition came to a close. Three of Chris' recommendations made it to the top 10.


Get your Grandwich (Part IV) - Four sandwiches and a few surprises

Submitted 07-29-2011 under OPINION

[VIDEO] Two days left, and Chris has tried three-quarters of the Grandwiches available. A few Grandwichs surprises while filming this installment.


Get your Grandwich (Part III): Eggs are the new black

Submitted 07-28-2011 under OPINION

[VIDEO] Chris Freeman, Grand Rapids Grandwich guru, has checked off 29 Grandwiches from his list, and the finding after this round: Egg is the new black.


Get your Grandwich (Part II): The real winner is Nantucket Baking Company

Submitted 07-27-2011 under OPINION

[VIDEO] In part one of the Grandwich quest, Chris reviewed 10 eateries. In part two with another eight contenders and $150 invested. Chris is ready to declare Nantucket Bakery as the biggest winner.


Randy Marsh gathers jazz community for Sunday night jam

Submitted 07-26-2011 under OPINION

Sunday night Jazz Jam at Hopcat