The Rapidian

Scott Warren

Local Music Review - Jay Wesley

by (scott warren)

Submitted 08-28-2010 under OPINION

  Recorded in 2010 in “mobile studio locations” near Tuscon, AZ, and in Grand Rapids, "Spoke on a Wheel," with vocals and most instruments played by Jay Wesley, is an interesting listening experience. Recorded with an almost “lo-fi”...

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South East Area Farmer's Market gets a new home

by (scott warren)

Submitted 06-22-2010 under OPINION

Summer is here and that means many of us in the City of Grand Rapids are enjoying one of our favorite pastimes; visiting our local farmer's market. The local farmer's market can be an invaluable asset to the community. It is no secret that urban...

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - UICA Films review

by (scott warren)

Submitted 06-18-2010 under OPINION

Frequently cited as “the most popular European film of 2009”, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, is based on Stieg Larsson's international best-selling novel. The story begins with the multitude of legal problems facing Mikael Blomkvist, a well-...

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Casino Jack and the United States of Money - UICA Films review

by (scott warren)

Submitted 06-03-2010 under OPINION

 CASINO JACK AND THE UNITED STATES OF MONEY is a 120 minute documentary starring a veritable dream roster of the elite super-criminals and/or movers-n-shakers of Washington DC. In the central role is the infamous Jack Abramoff, “the most...

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Police, Adjective - UICA Films review

by (scott warren)

Submitted 03-05-2010 under OPINION

  Police, Adjective is the story of Cristi (Dragos Bucur), a detective struggling with something of a moral dilemma in the city of Brasov, Romania. During the course of his daily routine, Cristi finds himself spying on a local teenager, and his...

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Sustainable Entertainment Part 1: UICA

by (scott warren)

Submitted 02-13-2010 under OPINION

Of the many reasons that my wife Jewly and I finally made the move to Grand Rapids, one major factor  was the multitude of options for entertainment. The rewards of the vast quantity of choices for a night out on the town, and the convenience...

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A Conscious Benefit at the DAAC

by (Jewly Warren)

Submitted 02-03-2010 under LOCAL LIFE

The Division Avenue Arts Collective (115 S. Division · Heartside Grand Rapids) recently hosted an event to raise awareness of the issues involved with the various ways our society engages in animal exploitation . The event was titled “A...

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