Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
41 minutes ago | News
Politicians typically write books if they're eyeing a run for national office — something Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has repeatedly denied, despite his name popping up numerous times over the years as a possible vice presidential candidat...
2 hours ago | Crime
Last August, we told you about the shocking allegations against Kelsy Newell-Skinner, 21, who claimed to have awakened after heavy drinking to find her two-month-old baby badly beaten. The child, Natalee Hurst-Skinner, later died from her injuries...
3 hours ago | Education
Even though church and state are separate entities according to the U.S. Constitution, the Supreme Court has ruled that religious clubs can meet at public schools after hours. But when do such accommodations become promotion of a specific fai...
4 hours ago | Crime
In March 2014, we told you about the arrest of George Allen IV, aka "Slim Ryder," in connection with the murder of Kurt Levias, 21, outside a hip-hop show at the Bluebird Theater ten years earlier. More than a year later, Allen has been sentenced ...
6 hours ago | News
If you've been whining about the rainy weather pattern that's hung around Denver for weeks, you're not alone. But in the mountains, that rain turned to snow — and as a result of a jaw-slackening 84 inches of accumulation since mid-April, Arapahoe ...
7 hours ago | Crime
At this hour, officers with the Lakewood Police Department, including members of the SWAT team, are sweeping the Denver West Inn. They're reportedly searching for a suspect in a May 15 incident originally called a "suspicious death." The cops...