Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news vertical.
3 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 ...
3 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...
4 days ago | Education
Donald Trump certainly didn't invent racism. But since Trump's election this past November, verbally racist attacks hurled at Denver kids of color are on the rise, sources tell Westword. Even before this week's release of executive orders calling ...
4 days ago | Media
Breitbart News, the online spawning ground of Steve Bannon, a powerful adviser for President Donald Trump, is an alt-right outlet pilloried by critics for what they see as racism, sexism and the sort of vile invective spewed by Milo Yiannopoulos, ...
4 days ago | News
Since 2015, an organization now called Free the Nipple Fort Collins has fought to remove the words "the breast or breasts of a female" from the community's public-indecency ordinance. Now, a federal judge has issued an injunction against the city ...
5 days ago | Crime
Former Berthoud police officer Jeremy Yachik has been sentenced to 32 years in prison for two counts of child-sex abuse. He will serve sixteen years for each offense. His victims in these crimes have not been publicly identified, but Yachik made a...