Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
8 minutes ago | News
My drive to Westword's offices each morning takes me past Denver Health Medical Center — and when I saw the emergency room parking lot jammed with police vehicles and ambulances, I knew something substantial had happened. And it has. A police offi...
31 minutes ago | Crime
Phil Garnier was listed at number eighteen on Colorado's most recent list of its 100 most wanted sex offenders. But he won't be there for much longer — and the reason's not a good one. Garnier was arrested in Colorado Springs early on Wednesday, A...
13 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...
17 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...
21 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...
23 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...