Every week writers for Riverfront Times and our parent company, Village Voice Media, produce elegant magazine-style feature writing--a gritty portion of which comes in the form of true-crime stories. Now VVM has collected some of its best recent true-crime yarns into an ebook: Seven Sins: A True Cri ... More >>
The City of St. Louis announced this morning that the three homeless encampments on the riverfront will close on May 4. The tent city, known to residents as Hopeville, currently serves as home to about 30 people.
Illustration by Tim LaneOur recent feature "Left for Dead" focused on a 2009 traffic incident: Anthony J. Rice, a young black male with a clean record, was allegedly mowed down outside the City Nights bar in East St. Louis by a pickup truck. Evidence strongly implicates Reggie Allen, a young whit ... More >>
This past year, over at Viva El Birdos, I wrote a post on Christmas Eve called "God Bless Us, Everyone." It wasn't about baseball, as is often the case with the things that I write, but about my own feelings at Christmas about, well, just life in general. I was pretty proud of the way the piece turn ... More >>