Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
48 minutes ago | Sports
When Brian Shaw was fired as head coach by the Denver Nuggets yesterday, the only surprise was that the team did so before the end of the season. After all, continuing to lose at this point might actually help the team get a better draft pick, and...
2 hours ago | News
Last November, when we introduced you to Gordon Klingenschmitt, the exorcism-doing, gay-slammer who'd just been elected as a state representative, he was already a darling of the progressive media types. From their perspective, he was the walking,...
3 hours ago | Lists
Anyone who's ever visited eBay knows there's a lot of strange stuff for sale on the site — but some things are stranger than others. We know, because of the posts that came up in a search for the word "Colorado" — especially after we looked in "Ev...
3 hours ago | News
Terry Maketa spent his last months as El Paso County sheriff embroiled in controversy of a very seamy sort. As we noted in a post last June, Maketa was targeted with allegations about improper relations with several women on his staff, not to...
5 hours ago | Crime
Last night was bitterly cold in Denver, with steady light snow — the kind of weather then tends to tamp down crime. But the conditions apparently didn't prevent a significant street crime. According to the Denver Police Department, four individual...
17 hours ago | Marijuana
In January, we published a post based on this question: Will candidates' positions on pot be a big 2016 presidential campaign issue? At the time, Jeb Bush, widely considered to be the front-runner for the Republican nomination, was seen among the ...