The Rapidian


Cameron Esposito joins LaughFest 2018 to talk about the importance of honest conversation and laughter

Submitted 03-02-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

"I don't think we have gotten to a place where we can talk about community as it really is." Cameron Esposito talks about community.


Delta Program encourages teen boys to tell their stories, learn from community leaders

Submitted 02-27-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

On Friday, February 9, 2018, teachers, community members and a film production crew worked with boys in the juvenile justice system to produce a series of interviews, exploring what it means to grow into adulthood in hopes of expanding their visions of what's possible in their futures.


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


Formerly homeless, Heartside resident uses voice to give back

Submitted 02-06-2018 under NONPROFITS

With nowhere to go, Thomas went to an area shelter where he was told about Dégage and the services we offer. Not one to let a meaningful opportunity pass, Thomas came quickly to Dégagé.


Catalyst Radio: WMCAT talks teen music projects, Creston Brewery show

Submitted 01-19-2018 under NONPROFITS

Come hear teens perform their own compositions with local musicians at Creston Brewery on Sunday, January 21, 2018.


Mugshots and propaganda: Photographer learns about #J20, Socialist Alternative Grand Rapids

Submitted 01-16-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

This is an article about photography. But sometimes photography is really about something altogether not photography. There are tools, and there is a message. Use the tools to deliver the message.


Chiaroscuro International Film Series connects world cultures through award-winning films

Submitted 01-09-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

The season begins on January 14, 2018 at UICA. The program is free and open to the public.


Community journalists reflect on state of media, Grand Rapids in 2017

Submitted 12-27-2017 under PLACE-MATTERS

Erica Soto, Paola Mendivil, Kwesi Robertson, Amy Carpenter and Russell Olmsted discuss the uniqueness of our platform and need to tackle Grand Rapids' most important issues.


Open Projector Night Spotlight from UICA: Jose Jimenez, People's Choice Award winner

Submitted 12-12-2017 under NONPROFITS

Jose Jimenez short film Dreamer is the most recent Open Projector Night Peoples' Choice Award Winner. UICA sat down with the filmmaker to learn more about his work, inspiration, and future projects


Concerts Under the Stars returns to Grand Rapids Public Museum's Chaffee Planetarium

Submitted 12-12-2017 under NONPROFITS

Live concerts begin on January 18, 2018 and will be held through April, 2018, with five concerts total. Visitors can sit back and experience the wonder of the cosmos and the wonder of music to five different performances featuring pop, jazz, folk and rock sounds.