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February 19, 2004
The Sex Machine vs. City of Women

The Sex Machine goest to the "City of Women" - Moscow's sleaziest talk show!
November 13, 2003
Among the Baptists

I went to a Baptist service in Moscow last Sunday. Itís not that Iím getting religion...
October 2, 2003
Walk On The Shy Side

Thinking about the delights of seeing things you canít understand, I decided to perform an experiment at my local Metro station...
September 18, 2003
Fashion Shows: A Guide for Cowards

Iím here to do a job, and if that job means covering a fashion show, Iím there ó come sneer, feis kontrol, or snickers...
September 4, 2003
Visa Shakedown at the Border

"Fifty dollars?" I got out the bills and handed them over...
July 10, 2003
Afternoon At the Reformed Rajj

We went to American Chamber of Commerceís 4th of July party at Kuskovo Estate...
June 26, 2003
A Hymn to the Metro

I admire the Moscow Metro as the best urban transport system in the world...

May 29, 2003
Remont Season

When they started using their hammers on the water pipes instead of the concrete, thatís when it got serious...
May 3, 2003
I, John Dolan, Goes Elitny

I was assigned to attend unveiling of a new model of BMW convertible in one of Moscowís trendiest cafes...
April 6, 2003
Death March II: the Nature Walk

Katherine and I decided to go on one of the Sunday "Nature Walks" mentioned in the Moscow Times...

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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 Moscowís Traffic Cops
Automotive Section
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
Feature Story By The eXile
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.

Your Letters
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
Club Review By Dmitriy Babooshka
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
Bardak Calendar By Jared Lindquist
Jared comes out with yet another roundup of upcoming bardak sessions.

Your Letters
Richard Gere tackles this week's letters. Now reformed, he fights for gerbil rights all around the world.

13 Toxic Talents: Hollywoodís Worst Polluters
America By Eileen Jones
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...


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