Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
27 minutes ago | Lists
Prior to last night's Denver-New England game, quarterback and hate memes target Tom Brady shared on social media an image of him riding the Broncos' mascot. We have no idea if this pic inspired the Broncos to beat the Pats, but beat them they did...
1 hour ago | Crime
On Friday, November 27, a gunman identified as Robert Dear, 57, killed three people and injured an additional nine others during an attack at a Planned Parenthood branch in Colorado Springs. In the days since then, we've learned the identities of ...
6 days ago | Marijuana
In a recent post, we noted that four young men accused of possessing less than five grams of Colorado marijuana could be sentenced to as many as seven years behind bars under the cannabis laws in Missouri, where they were busted. But folks don't h...
6 days ago | Crime
We've been reporting a November 18 "takeover"-style bank job at the FirstBank branch near Jewell and Kipling — an incident that's been shorthanded as the Scream robbery, since the men behind it were said to have worn masks associated with the...
6 days ago | Comment of the Day
Our Patricia Calhoun recently wrote about the grand opening of the Lawrence Street Community Center, a day shelter that had drawn objections for months from the Ballpark Neighborhood Association. In response, readers had a lot to say about the con...
6 days ago | Denver Blogs
Denver blog posts paint the town red — and lots of other colors, too. At our Arts blog, Lindsey Bartlett spotlights twelve amazing new street murals in Denver this fall. Colorado Peak Politics cites a Democratic delegation division over Syrian ref...