The road to publication of The Quarry wasn’t free of rocks and ruts, but now local author Mike Salisbury and local illustrator Marvin Luna are entering the world of graphic novels
Whether it’s an elaborate festival, a city-wide race, or an afternoon of jazz in the park, the office of special events is here to help make visiting Grand Rapids a fun and engaging experience.
When Mike Papenfus of Corvallis, Oregon found out he would be attending the Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids last year, he packed his binoculars and his birding journal.
Emily Stoddard spent her 20s running, running, running.
Change is in the wind in the Third Ward of Grand Rapids.
There are few Grand Rapidians who seemingly have their hands in as many endeavors as Jonathan Jelks.
Holland-born actor and writer Hopwood DePree will make an appearance at Schuler Books in Grand Rapids.
When the Grand Rapids Art Museum’s gift shop closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, a hole was left in downtown.
Author Robert Downes will speak on his experiences in long-distance biking.
Kyd Kane, Grand Rapids’ current poet laureate, said she is a spoken word poet “in limbo,” as so many poets are in these long months of the pandemic that has shut down venues, stopped indoor events and slowed community gatherings.
A West Michigan philanthropist and retail mogul recently died.
Here is something important to remember about George W.C. Walker III: Before he was 21 years old, he was in West Michigan, already studying for his sommelier exam.
West Michigan is mourning the death of a longtime supporter of philanthropic causes in the region.
Jason Terry knows how to have an NBA career, complete with an NBA Championship.
After over a decade of leadership, the executive director of Broadway Grand Rapids (BGR) is stepping down.
Sara Visser turned her love of Grand Rapids into a thriving Instagram.
Young entrepreneur Lexi Austin is helping girls feel good about themselves.
Whether he’s asking the audience to physically engage with his work or pause to reflect on their own personal experiences, Jeffrey Augustine Songco’s art leaves a lasting impression.
Terry Rostic and Jamaal Ewing launched Black Calder Brewing late last year.
On Jan. 1, Grand Rapids gained its newest poet laureate in Ericka “Kyd Kane” Thompson. She is the seventh to take on the title and the first Black woman and openly queer person to hold the role.