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News Intern ID'd as Victim in Aurora Theater Shootingnew

One of the victims of the shooting at the Aurora Town Center during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises is Jessica Ghawi, a news intern who tweeted under the name Jessica Redfield.
Westword  |  Michael Roberts  |  07-20-2012  |  Crime & Justice

Examiner.com Lays Off Members of Senior Staffnew

Examiner.com, an ambitious online content provider that's part of mega-rich Phil Anschutz's media empire, underwent a restructuring at its Denver headquarters this morning that's resulted in a number of layoffs.
Westword  |  Michael Roberts  |  06-01-2012  |  Media

Obama Violates His Own Dictates on MMJnew

Pot shop seizure letters decried by National Cannabis Industry Association.
Westword  |  Michael Roberts  |  01-17-2012  |  Drugs

23 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Colo. Targetednew

The 23 operations in question, in assorted cities across Colorado (no names yet), are each said to be within 1,000 feet of a school, and therefore presumably violate Drug Free School Zone laws, even if they were grandfathered in under local or state regulations.
Westword  |  Michael Roberts  |  01-13-2012  |  Drugs

Heckuva Comeback, 'Brownie'new

Ex-FEMA boss Michael Brown talks about his return to New Orleans for the 5th anniversary of Katrina.
Westword  |  Michael Roberts  |  08-25-2010  |  Disasters

Marijuana Caregiver Fights Backnew

Medical marijuana provider Erick Schmuckal is out of jail and out for justice.
Westword  |  Michael Roberts  |  05-10-2010  |  Drugs

What's Indecent Exposure -- and What's a Shocking Accident?new

During a recent debate about a nudity ordinance in Boulder, CO -- one enlivened by the controversy over topless gardener Catharine Pierce -- Judd Golden, spokesman for the Boulder ACLU, frequently urged city council members to wait to find out what kind of public nudity bill would emerge from the Colorado legislature before acting on their own.
Westword  |  Michael Roberts  |  04-21-2010  |  Civil Liberties

Roger Daltrey Isn't Quite Ready for His Senior Discountnew

As of today, Daltrey's spent more than 65 years on the planet -- a benchmark that's even more noteworthy given the fact that he famously sang "I hope I die before I get old" in the early Who classic "My Generation."
Westword  |  Michael Roberts  |  10-19-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Breathe Carolina's Kyle Evans Discusses the Joys and Dangers of the Warped Tournew

July 13 is the first day off for Breathe Carolina bandmates Kyle Evans and David Schmitt since they hopped aboard the pop-punk juggernaut known as the Warped Tour, and they're determined to enjoy it. So they've headed to Delaware's Dewey Beach for an afternoon of Jet-Skiing, little knowing that their joyful excursion is about to go terribly awry.
Westword  |  Michael Roberts  |  08-10-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Snoop Dogg is Ready to Embark on His 'Blazed and Confused' Tour, Jaccnew

Copy editors, grammarians and assorted other speakers of English: Apologies in advance for our email interview with Calvin Broadus, aka Snoop Dogg, whose Blazed and Confused tour kicks off in Denver. Turns out Snoop is as big a fan of creative spelling and unusual word usage as he is of the sticky-icky ... almost.
Westword  |  Michael Roberts  |  07-13-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

For Doug Martsch, Music is a Different Kind of Hoop Dreamnew

The Built to Spill frontman demonstrates the parallels between professional men's basketballers and guys in rock bands.
Westword  |  Michael Roberts  |  06-15-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

For Kevin Devine, the Message Is the Mediumnew

Brother's Blood is an occasionally difficult but consistently rewarding album, ranging from gentle strums and sighs to the title cut's epic guitar histrionics.
Westword  |  Michael Roberts  |  05-26-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Members of Los Campesinos! Know How Lucky They Arenew

The music scene is clogged with performers desperately seeking stardom. So Los Campesinos! guitarist/songwriter Tom Campesinos! sees the irony in the quick rise of his group, which quickly earned buzz-band status even though none of its members actively sought it.
Westword  |  Michael Roberts  |  04-06-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Denver's Channel 2 Drops the Deucenew

Is it possible that Channel 2 president and general manager Dennis Leonard wasn't familiar with the other meaning of "deuce" when he authorized the station's name change? Hardly. Asked if he knew the dirtier designation, Leonard affects a comically exaggerated surfer's voice as he declares, "It's the shit, dude!"
Westword  |  Michael Roberts  |  03-23-2009  |  Movies

...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead Cuts Its Own Pathnew

Whatever doesn't kill the Trail of Dead makes it stronger.
Westword  |  Michael Roberts  |  03-09-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

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