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Submitted 04-22-2016 under OPINION
KT Herr and Deirdre Chervenka Cunningham review West Michigan Savoyard's production of Gilbert & Sullivan's The Mikado, playing this weekend at Wealthy Theatre, and explore the show's attendant problems of Asian misrepresentation.
Submitted 04-21-2016 under OPINION
Specialty coffee shops are cropping up left and right in Grand Rapids. These shops can be yet another inaccessible luxury further driving the wedge between different classes and demographics of people. Or, they can be utilized as a community builder and a tool to help bridge a gap.
Submitted 04-07-2016 under OPINION
Because of the great view and intimate atmosphere I'd recommend it for cocktails, appetizers before a night out, or drinks and dessert afterwards. But for the price, there are better restaurants with better options for dinner.
Submitted 04-01-2016 under OPINION
Working at HQ, a drop in center for youth who are experiencing homelessness, have run away or whose housing is unsafe or unstable, means I have the duty to share a little bit of what is like to know and be known by them.
On March 31st, a conversation and luncheon by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. at LINC Up Gallery on Madison brought a diverse group of women together to discuss city building with a “we can do it” attitude.
Submitted 03-22-2016 under OPINION
For every individual that stood and clapped, we were reminded that, even with information, our desire to erase the experiences of others and focus on our direct experiences makes us blind to oppression.
"Sometimes you have to speak louder and speak more often to be heard. And sometimes you will end up annoying people."
Submitted 03-21-2016 under OPINION
All eyes are on indie-soul band Vox Vidorra after their first album, Promise Land, took home the prestigious and well-deserved album of the year award at this year’s Jammies.
The 33-year-old comic played four shows at the Pyramid Scheme on March 12 and 13. His offbeat humor and affable demeanor had the crowd laughing for the entirety of his nearly hour-long set.
Submitted 03-08-2016 under OPINION
LINC and Grand Valley State University are hosting Todd Robinson, author of "A City within a City," for a community conversation, a book signing and dialogue March 24-25.
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