Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
35 minutes ago | News
In November 2015, two female deputies with the Denver Sheriff Department filed a lawsuit alleging that Denver County Jail is a house of horrors for female guards. The complaint suggested that profane verbal abuse, sexual harassment and intentional...
3 days ago | News
"Please Read! Do not erase. Your life may depend on it!" So begins "They Are Taking Over!," one of the featured items on ConspiracyMadLibz.com, a new website launched the week of the Republican National Convention (and just in time for the Democra...
3 days ago | Business
Since at least 2014, when the owners of the former Hotel VQ began leasing 330 square foot micro-apartments for $900, local renters have complained about the high prices they were paying for small spaces in Denver. Of course, one size doesn't fit a...
3 days ago | Crime
The Denver District Attorney's Office has formally charged Brett Sisman with sexually assaulting a woman he met using the dating app Tinder. The incident allegedly caused so many injuries to the victim that they were documented by as many as one-h...
4 days ago | News
A few hours before festivities for the third night of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland got underway, Steve House, chairman of the Colorado Republican Committee, predicted a change of tone at the gathering, whose first two days ...
4 days ago | Business
Is Tom Cruise selling his spectacular Telluride home because Edge of Tomorrow underperformed at the box office (despite being pretty good)? Or is he simply sick of extraordinary beauty? Neither. He reportedly is bidding adieu to the...