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The "eXile" is the controversial tabloid founded by Ames and Taibbi that "Rolling Stone" has called "cruel, caustic, and funny" and "a must-read." In the tradition of gonzo journalists like Hunter S. Thompson, the authors cover everything from decadent club scenes to the nation's collapsing political and economic systems--no one is spared. Illustrations.

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The eXile is the controversial biweekly tabloid founded by Americans Mark Ames and Matt Taibbi that Rolling Stone has called "cruel, caustic, and funny" and "a must-read." In the tradition of gonzo journalists like Hunter S. Thompson, Ames and Taibbi cover everything from decadent club scenes to the nation's collapsing political and economic systems - no person or institution is spared from their razor sharp satiric viewpoint. They take you beneath the surface of the Russia that most Western journalists cover, bringing to life the metropolis that Ames describes as "manic, nihilistic, grotesque, horrible; and yet, in its own way, far superior to any city on Earth." Featuring artwork and articles from their groundbreaking newspaper, The eXile is the inside story of how the tabloid came to be and how Ames and Taibbi broke their biggest stories - all the while playing hysterically vicious practical jokes, racking up innumerable death threats, and ingesting a motherlode of speed. It's a darkly funny, up-close profile of the sordid underbelly of the New World Order that you will never forget.

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John Madziarczyk, June 9, 2008 (view all comments by John Madziarczyk)
What do you get when a Generation X refugee from Berkeley, Silicon Valley, and the Bay area in general goes to Russia to find the most foreign place he can on the European continent? If he also founded an alternative weekly while doing loads of speed, temporarily getting high on lots of heroin and cocaine while taking advantage of the difference in gene pool between American and Russian women he might eventually write something like this. Details of such things as revenge against a correspondent hack covering Russia from a slavishly pro-U.S. perspective through a horse semen pie in the face are outlined in loving detail.

Hungry Duck progressive happy hour cum Sodom and Gomorrah, a club reviewer who goes nuts as an empowered true nerd and who then goes AWOL, Clintonistas and doctrinaire feminists who come back to the U.S. in tears, and the worst case of scabies ever reported round out the book.

Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone is also here.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780802136527
Foreword:
Limonov, Edward
Author:
Taibbi, Matt
Foreword:
Limonov, Edward
Author:
Ames, Mark
Author:
Limonov, Edward
Author:
Limonov, Edward
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Newspaper publishing
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Tabloid newspapers
Subject:
Exile
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Taibbi, Matt
Subject:
Ames, Mark
Subject:
Russia-General Russian History
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
1997.
Publication Date:
20000331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW illustrations throughout
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 20.5 oz

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The eXile is the controversial biweekly tabloid founded by Americans Mark Ames and Matt Taibbi that Rolling Stone has called "cruel, caustic, and funny" and "a must-read." In the tradition of gonzo journalists like Hunter S. Thompson, Ames and Taibbi cover everything from decadent club scenes to the nation's collapsing political and economic systems - no person or institution is spared from their razor sharp satiric viewpoint. They take you beneath the surface of the Russia that most Western journalists cover, bringing to life the metropolis that Ames describes as "manic, nihilistic, grotesque, horrible; and yet, in its own way, far superior to any city on Earth." Featuring artwork and articles from their groundbreaking newspaper, The eXile is the inside story of how the tabloid came to be and how Ames and Taibbi broke their biggest stories - all the while playing hysterically vicious practical jokes, racking up innumerable death threats, and ingesting a motherlode of speed. It's a darkly funny, up-close profile of the sordid underbelly of the New World Order that you will never forget.
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