Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
13 minutes ago | Crime
Colorado's Make My Day rule offers legal sanctuary to individuals who shoot and kill people who invade their homes if they feel their lives are at risk, and such incidents are often controversial. Consider the matter of Darrell Kutchin, who i...
32 minutes ago | Lists
The hoopla yesterday over the naming of the latest royal baby — Charlotte Elizabeth Diana — got us to wondering how popular the "Charlotte" moniker is in Colorado. After all, it didn't make our list of the ten most popular baby names for boys and ...
1 hour ago | Crime
Back in January, we noted that the death of Jessie Hernandez, a seventeen-year-old shot and killed by Denver Police Department officers while she was behind the wheel of a stolen car, resulted in a new focus on the law enforcers shooting into movi...
15 hours ago | Marijuana
Back in 2012, Drug Enforcement Administration boss Michele Leonhart earned the enmity of marijuana reformers when, under questioning from Colorado Representative Jared Polis, she declined to say that pot is a lesser health problem than crack,...
16 hours ago | Comment of the Day
Last week, a bill that would have imposed fines on schools that refused to abandon Native American mascots deemed offensive died in a Senate committee. The vote was 3-2 against, with Republicans representing the majority and Democrats on the ...
17 hours ago | Denver Blogs
Denver blog posts are ready for hot sounds on a cool summer night. At our Music blog, Lindsey Bartlett lists ten reasons why she thinks the 2015 Red Rocks season will be the best ever. Mile High Report breaks down the Broncos' draft picks. Denver ...