Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
10 hours ago | Marijuana
Headlines of reports by news agencies such as Huffington Post and Yahoo! scream that Colorado sold 17.5 tons of retail marijuana in 2014. Sounds like a lot, and it is — even if that total was actually dwarfed by the amount of medical marijuan...
12 hours ago | Denver Blogs
Denver blog posts have refined tastes. At our Food & Restaurant blog, Jenn Wohletz reveals the five things foodies wish everyone else knew. Colorado Peak Politics: "Rest in Peace, Spock...As Soon as Jared Polis Stops Tweeting About You." At De...
15 hours ago | Comment of the Day
Given our recent run of snowy weather, it's no surprise that our post featuring ten things winter-driving virgins should know before hitting snowy roads went viral again. Along with suggestions, the latest batch of readers responding to the item h...
18 hours ago | News
Greenpeace is known for going after whalers, toxic-waste dumpers and other entities that it sees as hindering its goal to "ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity." But its latest target isn't a greedy polluter or...
18 hours ago | Sports
For the second time in 2015, a Colorado fighter has come up short in a high-profile national bout. First, it was Denver boxer Mike Alvarado, who fell to Brandon Rios shortly after being busted on a gun charge. Now, it's Broomfield-native Cat Zinga...
19 hours ago | Lists
In recent years, Colorado has been something of a purple state — a blend of Republican red and Democratic blue. But there are certainly some notable Republican strongholds that stand out on a national level. A recent study by UCLA professor C...