Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news vertical.
31 minutes ago | Crime
In a jailhouse interview, Joshua Cummings, who has been charged with the slaying of RTD security officer Scott Van Lanken in late January, calls himself a "soldier of the Islamic state" and maintains that his actions were done for the "pleasure of...
1 hour ago | News
The Colorado Muslim Society has released surveillance images showing a man who hurled a rock through the window of the mosque at 2017 South Parker Road. The case is under investigation by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, and the Aurora Police...
23 hours ago | News
When he entered a for-profit Colorado prison in July 2014, Dennis Choquette had a serious but treatable foot malady related to diabetes. But according to a lawsuit filed by his estate, his jailers repeatedly refused to address this problem as a wa...
1 day ago | News
Kressyda Ming, a 34-year-old mother of four from New Mexico, is the sixth person to die at a Colorado ski area during the 2016-2017 season. Ming lost her life after a crash at Purgatory, a resort in southwestern Colorado not far from Durango.
4 days ago | News
Senator Cory Gardner is among Republican lawmakers who thus far in 2017 haven't scheduled any town hall meetings of the sort called for by his critics, who portray him as a virtual rubber stamp for President Trump even though he announced that he ...
4 days ago | Film and TV
Actor David Cassidy, who's best known for portraying heartthrob Keith Partridge on the 1970s sitcom The Partridge Family, has revealed that he is battling dementia. Most fans of Cassidy and the show have responded to this news with sadness about h...