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I’ve always hated Michael McFaul — and he don’t like me much neither.

We’ve carried on a sort of hate-hate relationship going back to the mid-1990s, when McFaul was former President Bill Clinton’s chief propagandist in Moscow, cheerfully assuring every foreign correspondent that Boris Yeltsin was the Thomas Jefferson of our day. (more…)

July 23rd, 2012 | Comments (41)

Here Are A Few Video Samples That Help Answer “Why Are Young Muscovites Protesting Kremlin Power?”

There are a lot of reasons why Russians–young Russians, young Muscovites in particular–poured out into the streets last Saturday to protest rampant election fraud in the Duma vote. For the past couple of decades, young Muscovites couldn’t be bothered with…

December 14th, 2011 | Comments (27)

ANDREW BREITBART ATTACKS EXILED EDITOR MARK AMES!…Hires Failed Teabag Republican To Investigate The Great “Who Is Johnny Chen?” Conspiracy

Welp folks, I’m now a Made Man in the depraved and hilarious world of American Pop Culture–the only World that really matters in this country. Andrew Breitbart, the Brentwood-born West Hollywood princeling, has officially anointed me “Important Enough To Hate.”…

August 30th, 2011 | Comments (94)

WikiLeaks Releases “Raunchy” State Dept Cable About Mark Ames, “The eXile” and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev!

An American correspondent stationed in Moscow just forwarded me a WikiLeaked diplomatic cable about me, The eXile, and the Kremlin media-stomping in mid-2008 that killed my newspaper and sent me fleeing home. The June 16, 2008 US Embassy cable–marked “CONFIDENTIAL”–correctly put the crackdown on The eXile in the context of a wider (and scarier) crackdown on other Russian media outlets that coincided with the handover of power from Vladimir Putin to the newly-”elected” President Dmitry Medvedev.

May 25th, 2011 | Comments (34)

Final Days Of The eXile: Mark Ames Blogs The Kremlin Crackdown

  Before heading back to Moscow in June 2008 to face the Kremlin “audit” of The eXile, which I knew meant the death of the newspaper at the very least, I worked out a deal with my editors at Radar…

May 25th, 2011 | Comments (10)

“Equal Opportunity Haters”: A Profile Of The eXile

It’s been over two years now since the very last edition of The eXile came out. That’s 24 months and counting without its acerbic and brilliantly grotesque portrayals of Russian life, death and everything in between.. A mind-bending cocktail of…

February 14th, 2011 | Comments (11)

Mark Ames Interviewed On NPR Radio About “Vanity Fair” Profile, And About Drugs, Whores, & The Sorry State Of American Journalism

Mark Ames joins Vanity Fair writer James Verini for an interview on the NPR radio show “Here & Now” with host Robin Young in Boston. They talk about the incredible 11-year history of the Moscow newspaper “The eXile” which was the…

March 25th, 2010 | Comments (19)

eXile Classic: Hell On Wheels—Disabled For A Day In Moscow

Faced!  Wheelchair-bound eXiled Editor Yasha Levine finds out that in Russia, provincial clubbing ain’t for cripples Editor’s note: We reprint this eXile Classic, first published in The eXile on September 25, 2007, to commemorate Russia’s recent triumph in the Vancouver Winter…

March 23rd, 2010 | Comments (9)

As per our promise, we just posted four more eXile issues from way back when. Check ‘em out below or go to the eXile Classics pages for a up-to-date listing. We’ll be updating it weekly. *** Issue #4, April 1,…

January 13th, 2009 | Comments (4)

December 17th, 2008 | Leave Comment

The eXile: Sex, Drugs and Libel in the New Russia By Mark Ames and Matt Taibbi Yea, the Lord has heard thine prayers, and He, in His infinite Sadism, has answered thee: back on sale, newly printed up, is the…

November 23rd, 2008 | Leave Comment

Browse The eXile Classics

Do you still crave the perennial favorites you’ve come to know and love and worship from the original eXile site but find yourself unable to leave the comfy confines of The eXiled? Well, we’d like to help.

July 17th, 2008 | Leave Comment

The eXiled: We’re Back, And We’re Very Pissed Off

The eXiled Coat of Arms Is Back With A Vengeance One month ago, our newspaper The eXile got stomped into extinction by some ham-fisted Russian government officials, who decided that since there’s a new president in the Kremlin who’s talking…

July 14th, 2008 | Comments (1)

The eXile: Banned in Russia!

They’re looking for us! As you know, we’ve been fucked over for good in Russia. “Why they done gone ‘n do that?” you ask in your innocent/retarded Deliverance way? Well, we’re too busy hiding from the FSB

June 22nd, 2008 | Leave Comment

EXILED ONLINE Power Search

EXILED ONLINE POWER SEARCH: Search everything eXile from one easy location!

June 9th, 2008 | Leave Comment

Taxi Driver: Gypsy Cab Confessions in Moscow

This article was first published on November 21, 2007 in The eXile. It was just after 1 a.m. on Monday morning when I pulled my rental car up to my apartment building. I’d just spent the last 48 hours working as…

November 21st, 2007 | Comments Off

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…

February 20th, 1997 | Comments (4)

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…

February 20th, 1997 | Leave Comment

Issue #1 Cover

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

February 20th, 1997 | Leave Comment

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….

February 6th, 1997 | Comments (1)