Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently oversees Westword's news blog.
7 hours ago | Marijuana
The Denver Police Department is hardly seen as a booster of legal marijuana. The DPD's official policy is to enforce laws in the city and the state, and the department has done so in a manner some critics see as heavy-handed. Take the raids conduc...
8 hours ago | Comment of the Day
In a recent Comment of the Day, a reader argued that there isn't shit to see in Denver if you came from a more beautiful city. We expected some push-back regarding this opinion, and we were right. Plenty of folks argued that Denver is definitely a...
12 hours ago | Denver Blogs
Denver blog posts make history one item at a time. At our Food & Drink blog, Patricia Calhoun notes that Historic Denver is pushing a petition to save the Tavern Uptown building. Colorado Peak Politics asks: "Who Will Lead State Board of Educa...
13 hours ago | News
These days, the Confederate flag doesn't have a lot of defenders. Yet Manitou Springs activist Patricia Cameron has been arrested for burning one — and the circumstances of the bust have resulted in national headlines. Turns out Cameron was cited ...
15 hours ago | Media
Tom Trout, 42 years, 2 months Claire Martin, 31 years, 9 months Lori Smith, 30 years, 8 months Maureen Scance, 29 years, 11 months Joanne Davidson, 29 years, 8 months Steve Raabe, 3 days short of 29 years Allen Daniel, 27 years, 2 months Vickie He...
16 hours 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...