Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
2 days ago | Comment of the Day
Hundreds of people have weighed in so far on our post about a bill proposing $25,000 monthly fines against schools that refuse to eliminate Native American mascots deemed offensive. Opinions vary widely in the comment section, with some of those w...
2 days 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 ...
2 days ago | Denver Blogs
Denver blog posts take on all comers. At our Arts blog, Bree Davies argues that the Highland versus Northside debate is all about gentrification. At Big Media, Jason Salzman conducts an exit interview with Eli Stokols, who's leaving Fox31 for Poli...
3 days ago | Education
This week, a U.S. District jury awarded $2.2 million in damages in the case of a special-needs child who attended Bessemer Academy in Pueblo as a kindergartner. The complaint is based on the staff's decision to keep the child, then a kindergartner...
3 days ago | Schmuck of the Week
We tend not to bestow Schmuck of the Week honors on pre-adults...because who among us hasn't done schmucky stuff when we were kids? But we're making an exception in this case for a twelve-year-old girl who's now been formally charged (as a juvenil...
3 days ago | Crime
Stabbings in Longmont have become frighteningly commonplace of late. Two men in the Denver area are being sought at this writing for the latest incident, which took place on the evening of Wednesday, March 25. The attack was at least the fourth st...