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 | Crime
In September, D'Andre Mayfield posted the photo above — a shot from a somber grave-site visit. Mere months later, Mayfield lost his life under violent circumstances — and services in his memory are scheduled to take place this week. Mayfield was s...
4 hours ago | Crime
James "Caz" Bzdek, the man behind Dueling Pianos Road Show, has been a well-known figure on the entertainment scene in Denver and the region for years. Now, however, he's getting the kind of publicity that can hardly be termed good for business. H...
5 hours ago | News
Robert Dear's attack on a Planned Parenthood branch in Colorado Springs this past Friday, which killed three people and injured nine others, instantly became one of the nation's biggest news stories. So big that presidential candidates were put in...
6 hours ago | Lists
Prior to last night's Denver-New England game, quarterback and hate memes target Tom Brady shared on social media an image of him riding the Broncos' mascot. We have no idea if this pic inspired the Broncos to beat the Pats, but beat them they did...
6 hours ago | Crime
On Friday, November 27, a gunman identified as Robert Dear, 57, killed three people and injured an additional nine others during an attack at a Planned Parenthood branch in Colorado Springs. In the days since then, we've learned the identities of ...
6 days ago | Marijuana
In a recent post, we noted that four young men accused of possessing less than five grams of Colorado marijuana could be sentenced to as many as seven years behind bars under the cannabis laws in Missouri, where they were busted. But folks don't h...