Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
21 hours ago | News
'Tis the season for American Atheists to put up billboards in Colorado Springs, one of the most heavily Christian communities in the country, encouraging residents to skip church for Christmas — and so it has come to pass. Billboards were sch...
22 hours ago | Lists
Today, December 6, is the seventh annual Colorado Gives Day, when folks are encouraged to donate to nonprofits in the state — and there are at least a million reasons to dig deep. Community First Foundation and FirstBank have each donated $500,000...
23 hours ago | News
Although Tomas Beauford was 24 at the time of his death, he suffered from intellectual and developmental disabilities that caused him to function on the level of a six-year-old — a fact that makes the tragedy that befell him even more heartbreakin...
2 days ago | Media
Update: Since last year, we've been covering the dueling lawsuits between former Denver DJ David Mueller and pop star Taylor Swift over allegations that he touched her inappropriately during a meet-and-greet prior to a March 2013 concert at t...
2 days ago | Lists
Our first post about Paxton Lynch, published in April shortly after your Denver Broncos spent a first-round draft pick on him, sports the headline, "Meet Paxton Lynch: Broncos QB of the Future or the Next Tim Tebow?" And while the Broncos earned a...
2 days ago | News
"I know my rights," Darsean Kelley announced to Aurora police officers during a February stop. As he spoke these words, Kelley was facing away from the cops with his hands up — a pose that clearly made him no danger to anyone in the vicinity. But ...