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
The Denver Police Department recently cited seven marijuana shops for selling to persons under age 21. When we shared our report on the topic, we noted that bars, restaurants and other establishments that are found to have sold alcohol to minors g...
2 days ago | Denver Blogs
Denver blog posts expect the unexpected. At our Music blog, Oakland L. Childers writes about the Colorado record store named one of America's 21 best — and it's not Twist & Shout or Wax Trax. Colorado Pols: Even David Harsanyi can't defend the...
2 days ago | Crime
The hour was late, the gunfire was loud, the victim is in critical condition and the crime scenes represent a pair of very public locations. Late last night, a man was found in the King Soopers parking lot near Sheridan and Dartmouth after being s...
3 days ago | Marijuana
Right now, the biggest controversy in the National Football League — a matter far more important than trivia such as Deflategate — involves concussions. A recent study showed that 87 of 91 former players who donated their brains to science af...
3 days ago | Lists
In recent months, the hack of Ashley Madison, a website that promotes extramarital hookups via slogans such as "Life is short, have an affair," revealed the personal data of as many as 70,000 users in the Denver area. Has this breach reduced the n...
3 days ago | News
Yesterday, we told you about the firing of Denver Fire Department Captain Harold Johnson, who allegedly committed thirteen code-of-conduct violations. A termination letter on view below includes accounts of him ordering firefighters not to douse a...