rss Email Author Michael Roberts

Awards

2000 Stories by Michael Roberts

Archives: 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994
  • Don't Bogart That Joint

    published May 18, 2000

    The topic that the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News cover worse than any other is themselves. Sometimes the inaccuracies... More >>

  • Access Approved

    published May 11, 2000

    According to Andrew Bergey, station manager of Community Access TV of Boulder, or CATV, "It's pretty much been business as usual around here" -- ... More >>

  • A Classic Case

    published May 11, 2000

    KVOD isn't dead yet -- really. Tune your radio to 1280 on the AM dial and there it is, playing the classical music that's long been its stock in... More >>

  • Endless Lionel

    published May 11, 2000

    True story: During the mid-'80s, when Lionel Richie, the once and future king of marsh- mellow soul, straddled the pop-music sphere like a... More >>

  • Tale of the Tapes

    published May 4, 2000

    Those locals praying that coverage of Columbine High School would diminish following the first anniversary of the shootings didn't have to wait... More >>

  • Still Pissed Off After All These Years

    published May 4, 2000

    Matt Johnson, the man behind the entity dubbed The The, is a good quote -- and he knows it. "I'm one of the kinds of people who journalists... More >>

  • Japancakes

    published May 4, 2000

    There's not a lot to some pop-oriented experimental music: a couple of catchy riffs and repetition, repetition, repetition. As a result, there's... More >>

  • Dilated Peoples

    published May 4, 2000

    Despite hip-hop's widespread popularity, DJ culture, one of the foundations of the genre, continues to receive commercial short shrift. Although... More >>

  • Anniversary Post-Mortem

    published April 27, 2000

    What if they gave a media event and only the media showed up? That's not quite how things worked out on April 20, the one-year anniversary of... More >>

  • Pop Goes the Country

    published April 27, 2000

    When she first stepped onto the national stage almost a decade ago, Trisha Yearwood was seen as a representative of country's new breed. An... More >>

  • Sync or Swim

    published April 27, 2000

    There's no getting around it: People's reactions to certain kinds of pop music tend to change once they become parents and their offspring start... More >>

  • J-Shin

    published April 27, 2000

    Plenty of masculine R&B and hip-hop is little more than narcissistic posturing -- a sweaty platform for self-styled superheroes who feel the... More >>

  • The Message

    published April 20, 2000

    It's 12:45 a.m., and the spacious new Clear Channel headquarters, located in the vicinity of the Denver Tech Center, isn't exactly hopping. Aside... More >>

  • Common

    published April 20, 2000

    Common, a rapper with a strong Colorado connection (his father and occasional co-star, Lonnie Lynn, is a former Denver Rocket who's deeply... More >>

  • The Message

    published April 13, 2000

    The style is instantly identifiable: hyperactive language, frequent pop-culture references mingled with absurdly trivial arcana, plenty of... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published April 13, 2000

    John Scofield, with the Derek Trucks Band, Thursday, April 13, at the Gothic Theatre, has been loosening up a little bit more with each... More >>

  • Something in the Air

    published April 6, 2000

    Marcus sure loved spending time outside that house of his on Lookout Mountain. He was a software engineer, a profession known for attracting... More >>

  • The Case for Safety

    published April 6, 2000

    When it comes to radio frequencies (RF), safety can be mighty tough to define. Many people who warn about the risks of nonionizing radiation below... More >>

  • Not in Their Backyard, Either

    published April 6, 2000

    The clash between Lookout Mountain residents and broadcasters is a minor scuffle compared to an incident in Usfiya, a village in Israel near... More >>

  • The Making of a Media Event

    published April 6, 2000

    Journalists love anniversaries -- and why not? It's all but impossible to plan in advance for the specifics of breaking news, since in most... More >>

  • MC Paul Barman

    published April 6, 2000

    The concept behind the widely ballyhooed Mr. Barman is all but irresistible. After all, the current hip-hop scene is a testosterone circus, with... More >>

  • Paper Trail

    published March 30, 2000

    A lot of businesses have dispensed entirely with printed memos, preferring instead to go with the electronic variety. But the Rocky Mountain... More >>

  • In the Name of the Father

    published March 30, 2000

    Anyone who's ever complained about the difficulties of escaping the shadow cast by a parent should be shamed into silence by the story of Femi... More >>

  • Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

    published March 30, 2000

    Many fans of underground or cult performers are purists of an especially intractable type. Not only do they take pride in the fact that their... More >>

  • The John and Patsy Show

    published March 23, 2000

    In late 1996, just days after their six-year-old daughter JonBenét was found murdered in their Boulder home, John and... More >>

Display results per page << Prev  |  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  Next >>
Archives: 2012 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994
Loading...