Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
3 hours ago | Comment of the Day
The City of Denver recently argued that an order banning protests outside the courthouse where Dexter Lewis's death penalty trial is underway should be upheld because there might be civil unrest if Lewis is sentenced to die when Aurora theater sho...
7 hours ago | Denver Blogs
Denver blog posts have plenty of meat on their bones. At our Food & Drink blog, Mark Antonation has the details about Carve Barbecue's planned South Colorado Boulevard opening. Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein breaks down the Denver Nuggets 201...
11 hours ago | News
As we've reported, U.S. District Court Jude William Martinez issued a preliminary injunction against an order that blocked protests at Lindsey Flanigan courthouse in Denver — an action prompted by the arrests of Eric Brandt and Mark Iannicell...
12 hours ago | Aurora Theater Shooting
The first post in Westword's Aurora Theater Shooting archive was published early on July 20, 2012. It's very simple headline reads, "Videos: Aurora Century 16 Shooting at The Dark Knight Rises." Since then, we've published hundreds of po...
13 hours ago | Crime
Back in May, we posted about the ten Denver neighborhoods with the highest crime to that point in 2015, as measured by crime density statistics complied by the Denver Police Department. This post is both an update and a much broader look...
14 hours ago | Crime
In November 2012, we published a post entitled UNSOLVED MURDERS IN COLORADO: READ TEN MORE PERSONAL STORIES OF VICTIMS, featuring cold cases highlighted by the invaluable Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons website. Among the tra...