Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
7 minutes ago | Film and TV
After Colorado voters approved 2012's Amendment 64, which legalized limited recreational marijuana sales, comedians nationwide began making pot jokes about the state. And they haven't stopped. As evidence, we offer gags accessible at TeamCoco.com,...
28 minutes ago | Education
Last week, we noted the defeat of an IUD bill in the Colorado legislature, along with statistics about how Colorado stacked up with other states when it comes to teen pregnancy. This topic got us to thinking about the topic of sex education — and ...
1 hour ago | Crime
The 32 people indicted in what the Colorado Attorney General's Office has dubbed Operation #GoldenGofer (and yes, the hashtag is something the AG office has requested that the media use in reference to the case) hardly look like a group of crimina...
2 hours ago | Crime
Dynel Lane's alleged attack in Longmont on Michelle Wilkins, who was seven-months pregnant when her unborn baby was cut from her womb, is among the most shocking crimes in recent memory — one from which Wilkins' uncle says his niece will ...
16 hours ago | Comment of the Day
Thomas Mitchell's post about the Denver City Council's decision to impose a 36-plant limit on unregulated marijuana grows inspired many commenters to make their thoughts known about the specifics of this change. But the conversation broadened...
17 hours ago | Denver Blogs
Denver blog posts wonder if Chebas will prosper. At our Food & Restaurants blog, Mark Antonation reveals the particulars about a new Cheba Hut on Colfax that is expected to open in April. Denver Stiffs' Quinn Glasnapp on the Philadelphia ...