4

Some required reading by Lisa Rab

It's been a mighty tough year or so for Lisa Rab, one of the staff writers laid off at Westword yesterday. She came to Denver from the Cleveland Scene, a onetime Village Voice Media property whose assets were sold to another firm and its archives taken offline. Hence, her award-winning work for the publication is no longer available for easy linking. But in her brief stint at Westword, she still managed to make her mark with three strong features: the September piece "It Takes More Than a Stabbing to Get Arrested in Cherry Creek," the October effort "America's Promise to Protect Asylum-Seekers Gets Lost in the Paperwork" and the November offering "There's No Place for Somali Refugees in Greeley."

This trio spotlights a journalist who demonstrates why there's still a need for long-form journalism in this short-attention-span techno-revolution in which we live. -- Michael Roberts

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send: