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This is the cover of The eXile Issue #288, published in May 2008.

Posted: May 1st, 2008

This is the cover of Issue #287 of The eXile, published in April of 2008.

Posted: April 17th, 2008

Issue #10This is the cover of issue #10 of The eXile, published June 1997.

Posted: June 19th, 1997

Who's there?

Virtually every unmarried person-and certainly every unmarried man-who reads Moscow newspapers knows what he’s looking at when he sees an ad for “Massage.” Though The Moscow Times long ago disposed of the word in favor of the even more meaningless euphemism “Introduction,” The Moscow Tribune and advertisers in a host of other Moscow papers (including our own) still insist on calling prostitutition services “Massage.” A man seeking “massage” in this town can specify the hair color, height and even bust size of his “masseuse.” But can he get a massage-particularly if, after contracting a mildly contagious disease, he really needs one? (more…)

Posted: May 8th, 1997

We at the eXile were on the phone last week when a funny thing happened. We were hard at work at the time, researching an in-depth story on what spring in Moscow was really all about. Unlike other newspapers and magazines, we’d decided to go straight to the source-the people-to get our story. Our first call was to the KGB Veterans’ Club. Surely, we thought, they of all people must know what spring is all about.

“What?” a voice answered. “I don’t understand your question.” (more…)

Posted: May 8th, 1997

Who's there?

Two Fridays ago, The staff of the eXile was shocked by the appearance of the Moscow Tribune‘s “Time Out” nightlife section-a new club listings page which included snappy, no-holds-barred descriptions of bars and clubs making liberal use of such phrases as “it sucks,” “whores,” “cool,” and “16 Tons is the King Of Moscow’s Club Scene!” (more…)

Posted: April 17th, 1997

This is the cover of The eXile Issue #5, published in April 1997. (more…)

Posted: April 10th, 1997