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March 28, 2008
Yair Klein: Russia's "Other" Viktor Bout

Never heard of an arms dealer named Yair Klein? He's no Viktor Bout, but he's equipped and trained some of the most notorious paramilitary outfits out there—from Nicaraguan death squads to the child armies of Sierra Leone. eXile editor Yasha Levine attends his extradition hearings and tells his story.
March 7, 2008
The OSCE Shuffle

If you're wondering why the OSCE is the last name in "credibility" among Western reporters, then look no further than their crowd-rousing performance in Armenia.
February 27, 2008
Liars Without Borders

Is Russia as dangerous to journalists as some would have you believe? If you look at the way the stats are collected, then you begin to wonder...
February 23, 2008
Recession Penis

Notice anything different in this picture? Over the past fortnight, The eXile’s Recession Penis started cleaning itself up for the upcoming clusterfuck in the American financial markets...
February 15, 2008
Recession Penis

This issue, The eXile introduces our new Recession Penis to help you make sense of the looming worldwide financial collapse.
January 29, 2008
The Hand that Counts the Vote

"Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything." Stalin's sinister aphorism is as true today as it was more than a century ago. Take Georgia, Russia, and even America as an example...
December 16, 2007
The "Arab Democracy" Goes to the Polls

There's always something very funny about elections in the Middle East, but somehow Lebanon always manages to kick it up a notch by showing there are no limits to how crazy the so-called "Arab Democracy" can get.
December 10, 2007
The World's Biggest (and Smallest) Crash-Test Site

The eXile sent our correspondent Paul Tadich to Switzerland to check out the world's largest particle accelerator—one that couldn't be built without Soviet-era knowhow.

December 5, 2007
Sarkozy: The Ghost of Ariel Sharon

I’ve been asked by The eXile to give an on-the-ground report from the strike-zone in France. I’ll tell you what’s going on...
November 23, 2007
Luke Harding's Facebook Page: No Comment

Social networking with Luke Harding. See what what this king of hacks does on-line, when he's not plagiarizing.

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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 Moscow’s 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: Hollywood’s 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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