A homeless man was seriously injured in a fire attack last night in the Marine Villa neighborhood. The victim told police he was sleeping in an alley in the 3900 block of Illinois Avenue (above) when someone doused him in gasoline and set him ablaze. The victim ran, and was helped by two decent huma ... More >>
Dennis IagulliDennis Iagulli pleaded guilty yesterday to his role in a truly disturbing murder of a fellow homeless man in June 2010.Parts of 22-year-old Zachary Irvin's body were found on fire that month near an abandoned East St. Louis warehouse that served as a homeless camp. Authorities have ... More >>
Natalie MclauryMcMurphy's Grill (614 North 11th Street; 314-231-3006) is your normal restaurant in every sense of the word -- it has a diverse menu featuring everything from a pulled-pork pita to an Irish stew, and it's often bustling during the lunch hour.
What sets the restaurant apart, howeve ... More >>
When I first reach Mr. Khan, he's somewhere in Florida, time zone unknown to him.
King Khan: Do you know Chuck Berry?
Roy Kasten: I've met him once. Do you want me to pass on a message?
King Khan: Yeah. Tell him to come to our show.
I didn't have the heart to say it: There have been nights whe ... More >>
As the sign says, this weekend the art damaged working class is coming for you. Mister Ben, the affable madman behind the Freezerburn zine, is opening a new exhibit at Fort Gondo on Saturday. There will be hand-drawn cartoons, sculptures, experimental film, vegan pastries, noise and swastikas. Plus, ... More >>
Robert BoettcherAn unnamed Hopeville resident.If you happen to be in the Loop during the next few weeks, you might stroll into Subterranean Books, which has put on an exhibit by photographer Robert Boettcher. The images, all captured with a basic point-and-shoot digital camera, depict the cit ... More >>
Click image for larger view.Sources tell Daily RFT that a few folks in the Post-Dispatch newsroom were aghast yesterday over the layout of the paper's front page. For those of you who missed it, the newspaper ran a photo of Stan Davis, a homeless African-American, as he awoke in his bed in front ... More >>
The list reads like the rules college freshman are handed when moving into student housing. The only exception: Members of the opposite sex don't have to be gone by midnight. Woohoo!
In an effort to "protect safety" at Hopeville -- a growing homeless camp on the St. Louis riverfront near Mullanp ... More >>
What do these things have in common? You guessed it, they all involve Ass Clown of the Week nominees. This week's theme surrounds law and justice, with more than a few despicable and outrageous arrests and court cases wrapping up in the past seven days. You know the rules, vote for the newsmaker ... More >>
Fresh off a protest march on City Hall this morning, a group of advocates for the homeless say they plan to circulate a petition asking that St. Louis City cede land for use as a permanent camp for the indigent.Brian Ireland, a case worker at New Life Evangelistic Center, says the one-acre tract wou ... More >>