Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
14 minutes ago | Crime
The number of homicides that took place in Denver during the first half of 2015 — twenty — is fairly typical. For example, we cataloged twenty homicides during the first six months of 2012, and 22 in 2013. But that doesn't make the latest on...
56 minutes ago | Sports
Back in May, we shared a list of the 37 reasons why the time was right for the Rockies to trade Troy Tulowitzki. The number corresponded to the times Tulowitzki had been injured during his pro-baseball career — 36 — plus the additional factor that...
2 hours ago | Crime
There have been no shortage of officer-involved shootings in the metro area of late. Incidents include the gun-down of armed suspect Chisom Nwandilibe near 17th and Broadway and the April wounding of wanted identity thief Kyle "Twitch" Moore in Gr...
15 hours ago | Marijuana
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention uses a death in Colorado that was tied to a marijuana cookie as an example of why there should be stricter pot-edibles regulations and better messaging about their consumption not ju...
17 hours ago | Comment of the Day
Frontier Airlines has had a rough past few months. First, there was an awful customer-service performance in the Air Travel Consumer Report, issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation. That was followed by the resignation of Frontier CEO Dave...
18 hours ago | Denver Blogs
Denver blog posts have a feeling this cadet and Taylor Swift are never, ever, ever getting together.... At our Music blog, Kiernan Maletsky shares Air Force Academy Cadet Brett Hagen's video invitation to Taylor Swift regarding the 2016 USAFA Ring...