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 | 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...
18 hours ago | Marijuana
The Massachusetts Supreme Court has ruled that a company acted improperly when it fired medical marijuana patient Cristina Barbuto after she tested positive for pot. The Colorado Supreme Court reached the opposite conclusion in an analogous 2015 c...
19 hours ago | Crime
For years, the tragic 2012 murder of Dylan Redwine shared one major element in common with the JonBenét Ramsey case. In both slayings, a parent or parents were under suspicion, yet law enforcers never brought criminal charges. But that changed on ...
20 hours ago | News
The drowning death of a man in the Platte River on Saturday, July 22, was the third involving a tubing accident in Colorado over the span of a week, and at least the thirteenth fatality at a state water attraction thus far in 2017. Moreover, a res...
4 days ago | News
This week, Wheelchair Sports Camp MC Kalyn Heffernan and nine other members of the advocacy organization ADAPT pleaded not guilty to trespassing and other charges related to a three-day sit-in at the office of Senator Cory Gardner on June 29. And ...
4 days ago | Business
9News' Kyle Clark has been engaging in a war of words with Denver-based Frontier ever since needling the carrier for turning flight attendants into "awkward props during executives' speeches about the virtues of the ultra-low cost airline," which ...