For all those wondering what the "Save The eXile Fundrasier" banner is all about, here it is as simply as it can be phrased: The eXile is shutting down.
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The eXile is a Moscow, Russia-based English-language bi-weekly newspaper that was
launched in 1997 by American journalist Mark Ames. He was joined soon after by Matt Taibbi. The
newspaper quickly gained fame and notoriety, including a 4-page spread in Rolling
Stone, a 1-hour CNN documentary, and various other media, which the eXile foolishly failed
to properly exploit.
In 1999, the authors released a book, The eXile: Sex, Drugs, and Libel in the New
Russia telling the story of the newspaper and the late-Yeltsin era that spawned it. Edward
Limonov, the avant-garde writer and radical politician, wrote the forward for the book, and has
been a regular contributor (when he's not serving time in jail). Good Machine, which produces
the films of Todd Solondz and Ang Lee, bought the rights to the eXile story and is currently
developing a feature movie.
The website was launched in early 1998, and since then has grown to over 120,000 regular
readers worldwide. However, we are still butt-poor and considering ways of earning some kopeks
off of our popularity. Any suggestions?
Advertising on The eXile site or in our print version:
Contact our sales department by emailing email@example.com or calling our offices at +7 (495) 795-3376.
Download our ad rate card: print version (pdf).
Save The eXile: The War Nerd Calls Mayday
The future of The eXile is in your hands! We're holding a fundraiser to save the paper, and your soul. Tune in to Gary Brecher's urgent request for reinforcements and donate as much as you can. If you don't, we'll be overrun and wiped off the face of the earth, forever.
Scanning Moscow’s Traffic Cops
We’re happy to introduce a new column in which we publish Moscow’s raw radio communications, courtesy of a Russian amateur radio enthusiast. This issue, eXile readers are given a peek into the secret conversations of Moscow’s traffic police, the notorious "GAIshniki."
Eleven Years of Threats: The eXile's Incredible Journey
Good Night, and Bad Luck: In a nation terrorized by its own government, one newspaper dared to fart in its face. Get out your hankies, cuz we’re taking a look back at the impossible crises we overcame.
Russia's freedom-loving free market martyr Mikhail Khodorkovsky answers some of this week's letters, and he's got nothing but praise for President Medvedev.
Clubbing Adventures Through Time
eXile club reviewer Babooshka takes a trip through time with the ghost of Moscow clubbing past, present and future, and true to form, gets laid in the process.
The Fortnight Spin
Jared comes out with yet another roundup of upcoming bardak sessions.
Richard Gere tackles this week's letters. Now reformed, he fights for gerbil rights all around the world.
13 Toxic Talents: Hollywood’s Worst Polluters
Everybody complains about celebrities, but nobody does anything about them. People, it’s time to stop fretting about whether we’re a celebrity-obsessed culture—we are, we have been, we’re going to be—and instead take practical steps to clean up the celebrity-obsessed culture we’ve got...