Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
9 hours ago | Comment of the Day
Our post about Durango journalist Chase Olivarius-McAllister was a big conversation starter. Olivarius-McAllister's breasts and other body parts were described during a conversation among members of the La Plata County Sheriff's Office t...
10 hours ago | Denver Blogs
Denver blog posts know that for everything, there is a season. Readers at our Food & Drink mourn the impending closing of Le Central. The Colorado Independent's Nat Stein quotes ex-Senator Gary Hart in regard to Senator Michael Bennet's decisi...
13 hours ago | Crime
At first, the Tuesday, September 1 killing of Dwayne Banks, 33, on Grape Street seemed like one of those crimes that wasn't going to get the attention it deserved, despite the deadly nature of the crime. But the Denver Police Department subsequent...
16 hours ago | Crime
Back in 2013, three high-profile acts of violence at light-rail stations took place within a few months of each other, raising concern about the safety of riding the trains, especially at night. Since then, the situation has seemed to improve...
16 hours ago | Marijuana
Less than a month ago, the proponents of the Limited Social Marijuana Consumption Initiative announced that they had collected more than twice as many signatures needed to place the measure on this November's ballot. Given this achievement, a...
17 hours ago | Crime
This Facebook photo of Alese Silva makes her look like the most unlikely possible person ever to be arrested on a kidnapping charge. But she and Ivan Lopez have both been formally charged with the crime, which netted a brief joy ride and $80 in ca...