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Issue #2 Cover

This is the cover of The eXile Issue #2, published in March 1997.

Mar 20, 1997 | Leave Comment

Moscow Babylon: California Dreamin'

Now that I’m back in print, I’m starting to hear it all over again: Ames, are you some kind of anti-Russian? The short answer is, if I didn’t like it here, I’d leave. The long answer goes something like this:…

Mar 6, 1997 | Leave Comment

Death Porn: Honoring Women

In Honor of Women’s day, Death Porn offers a glimpse of the better sex at work, at play, and at murder. Soap on a Rope A kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Romanova, tried to hang a 20 month old baby with a…

Mar 6, 1997 | Comments (2)

Limonov Files: On Women's Comparative Sexuality

Doctor Limonov studied first-hand love-making habits of different women, that he could compare their qualities, stretching from the time of 70s until now, geography of his copulations stretching across most of northern hemisphere. What follows is result of rigorous research….

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Feature Story: American Dyevushka: A Day In The Life

International Women’s Day means many different things to many different people. For flower sellers, it’s sweeps month. For men, it’s time to learn to make pasta. But for women-oh yes, women-it means a whole lot more. We here at the…

Mar 6, 1997 | Comments (1)

Moscow Babylon: Break A Leg

I’ll write stories that will make them come from the ends of the earth to kill me… then at last it will be over, and that’ll be fine with me. – Celine I have a contract out on me. Not…

Feb 20, 1997 | Comments (4)

Death Porn: Materi Dearest

Question: What do you do if the child you gave birth to is a stillborn stiff? Answer: If you’re one of the two enterprising would-be mothers featured in this edition of Dying Here, then you toss them out like so…

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Limonov Files: I Have One Year Left

September 12, 1996. 2 p.m. Gogolevsky Bulvar, near metro Kropotkinskaya. I am walking alone. I am returning from a demonstration of protest against shameful, unjust Chechnya peace accord just concluded by General Lebed. Event took place near Russian White House….

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Feature Story: How to Kill A Foreigner

A British expat goes down to the local kiosk to buy himself a pack of cigarettes, and notices a street bum begging for money. He hands the bum 3000 rubles, gets his cigarettes, then leaves. The next morning, passing the…

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Issue #1 Cover

This is the cover of The eXile Issue #1, published in February 1997.

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Issue #0 Cover

This is the cover of the infamous zero issue of The eXile published in February 1997.

Feb 6, 1997 | Leave Comment

Death Porn: Patrick Hyland Strikes Again!

Patrick Hyland Strikes Again! The publisher and owner of the “Folium” publishing company was knifed to death on January 30th in a dispute over his database on psychological problems. “Folium” was a small company specializing in books on psychology and…

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Limonov Files: Limonov's Coup D' Etat

I have lived through two of them. The first time was in Serbia. Belgrade. February 1993. Mighty knock in the door of my room at hotel “Majestik” at 4a.m. Paratrooper-Sergeant picks me up. We are starting our voyage to Serbian…

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Feature Story: Living Hell

The Victim Where are your greatest dangers?-in pity. – Nietzsche I did everything I could to avoid her. She’d been leaving message after desperate-rape-victim-voice message on my answering machine. What could I say? You were your own worst enemy, Marina….

Feb 6, 1997 | Comments (1)