Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
16 minutes 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...
1 hour 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...
2 hours ago | Media
In a recent profile of Shahid King Bolsen, the New York Times branded the Boulder native as "the unlikely apostle for a distinctive blend of anti-globalization sloganeering and Islamist politics that is fueling a new wave of violence ag...
3 hours ago | Crime
Kelly Mae Myers was reported missing in the Grand Junction area in late December. At first, law enforcers didn't classify her case as a crime because evidence suggested she may have left of her own free will — and because she was eighteen, such a ...
3 days ago | Comment of the Day
Our post about the decision by a prosecutor not to charge police officers for the killing of Michael Rodriguez in Greeley last month, we noted that there have been four fatal officer-involved shootings in Weld County over the past eight month...
3 days ago | Denver Blogs
Denver blogs know a bargain when they see one. At our Arts blog, Bree Davies lists Denver's ten best vintage, thrift and resale stores. Colorado Pols shares loony video of Dr. Chaps lamenting the death of his bills to the tune of the Beatles' "Yes...