Jun 13, 2008

It's a Sad, Sad Day

The eXile is closing down.

RFE/RL: After 11 yrs of providing Moscow readers with investigative journalism, irreverent commentary, and sophomoric gags, the English-language newspaper the "The eXile" is closing down after investors fled in the face of a government inspection of the paper's content.

The alternative tabloid -- known for its Gonzo-style journalism on drugs, sex, politics, and the seamier side of Moscow nightlife -- announced the closure in a blog posted on its website on June 11.

The paper's demise, and the investors' flight, was sparked by a visit on June 6 by inspectors from the Federal Service for Mass Media, Telecommunications, and the Protection of Cultural Heritage.

The eXile brought us such gems as face control and the happy planet guide to Moscow: http://www.exile.ru/articles/detail.php?ARTICLE_ID=19059&IBLOCK_ID=35

You will be missed!!!

1 comment:

Pirates&Diplomats said...

I used to live for the day when it would come out each week.

Death porn gave me a reason to live some days.

True fact.