The Rapidian


HopCat hype proves true on most counts

Submitted 11-20-2013 under OPINION

I've visited the world-famous brewpub on a number of occasions and have generally been satisfied with my experience. This time I visited HopCat with a critical tongue, questioning the build-up surrounding the beer, the ambiance... and the Crack Fries.


Dog Story Theater's "Dress Your Wives" uses comical characters to show humor within tension

Submitted 11-18-2013 under OPINION

Directed and written by former Aquinas student Christopher Vander Ark, this play shows the complexities in a married household of seven, especially when it comes to control.


PechaKucha: 20x20 format shares personal stories for sold-out crowd

Submitted 11-11-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Ten diverse, creative and passionate people shared thier stories with a sold out crowd at San Chez Bistro in a unique 20x20 format called PechaKucha.


GrandCon's inaugural year draws large crowds

Submitted 10-07-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The first year of GrandCon brought in unexpected attendance, donated to charity and allowed for one on one experiences with legends in the comic and game industry.


Re-Imagining Grand Rapids

Submitted 09-27-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Eva Franch and Reed Kroloff reimagine GR this week as part of an ArtPrize speaker series event titled "The Re-Imagined City."


Architectural Digest re-imagines Detroit with multimedia dreamscape

Submitted 09-23-2013 under OPINION

Featured at SiTE:LAB, Architectural Digest combines experimental art, architecture, lighting, design and storytelling into an imaginative and immersive look into a young girl's daydream.


Concealed Wetlands: Rendering The Invisible

Submitted 09-21-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

An art review of Taylor Bishops work "Concealed Wetlands: Rendering The Invisible" in which we explore the importance of wetlands and the meaning behind his infrared photography.


How to Look at Art, Part 1

Submitted 09-16-2013 under OPINION

This is the first in a four part series on how to look at art, using the DRIO process: Description, Relationships, Interpretation and Opinion. I discuss the "description" step in today's article.


Downtown Market brings local flavor to Grand Rapids

Submitted 09-03-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The new Downtown Market, which offers local food and community events along with vendors, has officially opened its indoor market hall.


Eliot Lipp brings new live band, energy to The 'Stache

Submitted 08-26-2013 under OPINION

Last weekend, Brooklyn based beatmaster Eliot Lipp was brought to The Stache. With him, Lipp brought a live band, a new depth of sound, and many fantastic new tracks.