Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
3 hours ago | Comment of the Day
Last week, we interviewed the Reverend Leon Kelly, a longtime anti-gang activist, about gang-related homicides and shootings in the Cole neighborhood and beyond. Kelly also talked about the backlash he received after publicly suggesting that gentr...
4 hours ago | Denver Blogs
Denver blog posts would never hide in a trunk to avoid paying at the drive-in. Our Arts blog captures the 2015 grand opening of the 88 Drive In, a wonderful example of an American phenomenon that's becoming all too rare these days. Colorado Pols o...
8 hours 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...
9 hours ago | Crime
Back in March, we told you about the conviction of Donald Shores for the brutal 1994 sex assault of a 67-year-old woman. By the time Shores was found guilty, his victim had already died. She passed away in 2000. As for Daniel Fellovetr, he, t...
9 hours ago | News
Earlier this month, we told you that discredited cyclist Lance Armstrong had hired Kobe Bryant's lawyer after his girlfriend, Anna Hansen, had admitted to taking the blame for Aspen car crashes when he'd actually been driving. The gig presuma...
10 hours ago | News
As promised, Colorado Senate President Bill Cadman has introduced a bill inspired by the womb-cutting attack on Michelle Wilkins in Longmont and the decision not to file a murder charge against Dynel Lane, her alleged attacker, even though Wilkins...