The Rapidian


Michigan's bald eagle population is rebounding after locals' teamwork

by (Michigan Wildli...)

Submitted 09-10-2019 under NONPROFITS

With their steely predator’s gaze, massive wingspans and brilliant white heads, bald eagles are among the more striking members of the animal kingdom. And Michigan is home to a healthy population of them. But these powerful birds of prey are...

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Nuns and Nones: Conversation at intersection of contemporary religious, secular life

by (Katie Gordon)

Submitted 04-11-2017 under OPINION

A few months ago, I wrote two articles on the trend in American religious life that has been dubbed by Pew Research as “the Rise of the ‘Nones.’” This language of the “Nones” is an umbrella term meant to...

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Building community: Why honest conversations matter

by (Holly)

Submitted 09-15-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Recently, a friend said they really appreciated the article about the Downtown Market by Levi Gardner on our platform- and were glad to see The Rapidian growing into a place where honest conversations can happen. This is not our first jump...

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Our place, your voices: The Rapidian creates critical discourse during ArtPrize

by (ArtPrize)

Submitted 05-20-2015 under NONPROFITS

Written by Todd Herring   Every year at ArtPrize, significant work goes into building a speaker series comprised of the right voices at the highest level of their fields. Adam Weinberg, Jerry Saltz, Mel Chin, Theaster Gates, Anne Pasternak,...

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Catalyst Radio: Jazz & Justice concert Sat. Nov. 15 features Grupo Aye, Immigration Reform

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 11-14-2014 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio we preview a new concert series that focuses on social justice issues. Called Jazz & Justice, the free monthly...

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ArtPrize on Tap- Flight #6: Attendees encouraged to share ArtPrize experience

by (tiffewigleben)

Submitted 10-07-2014 under NEWS

What better combination for Grand Rapids than art and beer? Starting in June and throughout ArtPrize, ArtClub has offered ArtPrize On Tap, their newest membership perk. And it’s still going on. Members and their guest have the opportunity to...

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Catalyst Radio: Community Conversation on The Rapidian

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 12-30-2011 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now?  Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure. INTERVIEW Hear what Grand Rapids' citizen journalists and local readers are discussing. The Rapidian's Managing Editor Holly Bechiri and Community...

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The Rapidian gets very local, weekly

by (Holly)

Submitted 12-19-2011 under OPINION

Since the beginning of The Rapidian's life over two years ago, we've been sending out a weekly digest that provided you with a complete list of the last week's stories. However, we realize this could be pretty hard to weed through. With...

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Art Criticism: An Afterthought

by (UICA)

Submitted 04-01-2011 under NONPROFITS

Last night, UICA's Director of Education Elizabeth Goddard participated in a panel discussion concerning Art Criticism that was hosted by the Arts Council of Greater Grand Rapids, Dwelling Place and ArtPeers at Wealthy Theatre. The other...

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What #ArtPrize2010 has taught us

by (mattsimoto)

Submitted 10-12-2010 under OPINION

From Rapidian staff: It's been a busy few weeks for Grand Rapids and that means it's been busy at The Rapidian, too. ArtPrize season brought us a lot of content from both new and existing reporters, a multitude of arts-entertainment and...

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