Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
20 minutes ago | News
Last week, we told you about the tragic story of Katie Bartlett, who died from a lightning strike just days after her wedding. Fifteen-year-old Brian Tena was also struck by lightning — and while he survived, the impact of this event has been shat...
15 hours ago | Comment of the Day
The decision of the Denver coroner's office to list marijuana intoxication as a contributing factor in a 2014 death was controversial at the time. And it still is. The Centers for Disease Control is using the death of Levy Thamba, a nineteen-year-...
16 hours ago | Denver Blogs
Denver blog posts generally keep their shirts on (but not always). At our Arts blog, Bree Davies argues that your shirtless, drunk, entitled behavior is ruining the festival experience. Denver Infill's Ryan Dravitz curates the final update on the ...
18 hours ago | Politics
Last November, we introduced you to Gordon Klingenschmitt, who we described as an "exorcism-doing, gay-slamming just-elected State Representative" — from the Colorado Springs area, naturally. Since then, Klingenschmitt, a preacher who delivers reg...
21 hours ago | News
This year's heavy rains in Colorado have led to a staggering number of drownings in the state. Among those we've memorialized in this space are Jason McKain and Chris Danko, both of whom drowned in Boulder Creek, Steven Kelly, who drowned in ...
22 hours ago | Crime
Earlier this month, 22-year-old David Wheat Jr. was killed after being shot eleven times by Fort Collins police officers. The incident shares elements of two themes we've been exploring in this space of late. The first is suicide by cop, recently ...