Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
55 minutes ago | Crime
With suspected gang-related shootings spiking in Denver and Aurora, officials are doing all they can to prevent the Summer of 2015 from turning into Summer of Violence II. Or Summer of Violence III...or Summer of Violence IV. But an inci...
1 hour 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...
2 hours ago | News
Jay-Z is known as one of the smartest people in show business. But does he realize water isn't free? Based on his many years of work for the United Nations in highlighting the global water crisis (multiple videos shared here serve as evidence), th...
3 hours ago | Interviews
Australia's Courtney Barnett, who's opening for the Decemberists and Spoon at Red Rocks on May 27, may have earned more raves during this still young year than any other artists. And she's done so in a thoroughly unconventional way. Barnett's new ...
3 hours ago | Business
Last week, we told you about the battle being waged by Denver pot club Grassroots Colorado, which has been targeted with prosecution by the City of Denver, as well as eviction the business' attorney traces to pressure officials have placed on its ...
3 hours ago | Lists
Last year, Denver found itself on the list of the most expensive cities to buy a house. But how about Colorado as a whole? How does it stack up, home-purchase expense-wise, to other states in the country? Answer: According to data compiled by the ...