Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
8 hours ago | Comment of the Day
Our post about a ban against grinding at an Arapahoe High School dance generated some vivid commentary. Much of the talk centered on the AHS principal's statement in a letter to parents that those who disobeyed this edict might face "possible...
9 hours ago | Denver Blogs
Denver blog posts are feeling autumnal. At our Arts blog, Jamie Siebrase highlights ten family friendly ways to celebrate October in Colorado. The Colorado Independent's Kyle Harris on why Mike Coffman spoke to an organization described as the nat...
13 hours ago | Education
On Tuesday, Aurora Public Schools released "APS 2020: Shaping the Future," a report that puts a positive spin on educational reform efforts in the district — and the timing certainly doesn't seem to have been coincidental. The next day, the If Not...
14 hours ago | Film and TV
The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon is known as one of the nicest guys in show business — and we're sure he didn't mean to come across as harsh when bidding farewell to Andrew Burton, an eight-year-old from Littleton, who guested on the program l...
15 hours ago | Crime
Every time society seems to be moving toward greater understanding and tolerance, there's an incident that reminds us how far we still have to go. The bias-motivated crime arrest of Sean Boylan is a case in point. According to an affidavit on view...
16 hours ago | Crime
Earlier this week, we posted about two illegal marijuana grows found on federal land. Ten foreign nationals were busted in separate operations. Now, Mario Garcia and six others are in custody on charges related to an illegal grow of their own — on...