Chris Walker covers news and music as a staff writer at Westword. Prior to living in Denver, he spent two years bicycling across Eurasia, during which he wrote feature stories for VICE, NPR, Forbes, and The Atlantic. Read more of Chris's feature work and view his portfolio here.
3 days ago | Activism
If there was one Denver activist who was propelled into the spotlight to an almost surreal degree in 2017, it was Jeanette Vizguerra.
4 days ago | Immigration
Colorado’s immigrant rights advocates are still calling for a “clean” DREAM act — one that’s not tied to a complicated spending bill and focuses just on DACA recipients and a pathway to citizenship.
5 days ago | Activism
Prominent among a new guard of activists who captured Denver’s attention in 2017 was Tay Anderson, the eighteen-year-old who ran for the Denver board of Education. He has big plans for 2018, too.
6 days ago | Concert Reviews
Midway through St. Vincent’s full run-through of her 2017 album Masseducation at the Fillmore Auditorium on Monday, an object shot up from the audience, traced a graceful arc in the air, and then landed silently at the front of the stage.
6 days ago | Activism
After Donald Trump's election, Queen Phoenix quickly rose to prominence as a protest organizer. But now she's disappeared, leaving behind disappointed supporters and a pending trial.
7 days ago | Denver Development
Shorter Community AME Church was nearly packed to the brim on Saturday, January 13, when several hundred Denverites congregated there for a six-hour summit to discuss Denver’s response to gentrification.