Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
13 hours ago | Film and TV
Kent Thiry, the CEO of Denver-based kidney dialysis giant DaVita, who was recently satirized in brutal fashion on an episode of HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, has opted out of running for Colorado governor in 2018. But while this develo...
14 hours ago | Crime
Prosecutor George Brauchler, who's running for Colorado governor in 2018, is using Shawn Geerdes's conviction for murdering Jason Dosa nearly three years ago as an opportunity to criticize legal pot even though the marijuana grow in which the two ...
15 hours ago | Business
Although rent prices in Denver have been sky high in recent years due in part to a severe shortage of available units, that situation may be changing. A new report estimates that more than 13,000 new apartments will open up in Denver over the cour...
16 hours ago | News
Eric Ashby, 31, remains missing after his raft reportedly flipped on a challenging part of the Arkansas River on June 28. A friend who's leading online efforts to raise awareness about the situation believes Ashby died searching for what's describ...
17 hours ago | News
The fifteen-year-old boy who was pulled from Cherry Creek Reservoir on July 22, as recounted in our previous coverage, on view below, has died. The teen has been identified as Trent Nims, and while the final cause of death hasn't been determined, ...
1 day ago | Interviews
Amadou & Mariam, who headline at the Boulder Theater on July 29, may be the planet's unlikeliest dance music icons: He's 62, she's 58, and they've spent decades as both musical and romantic partners following their 1975 meeting at the Institute fo...