Vanity Fair profiles Matt Taibbi and Mark Ames and their paper "The eXile."
I've been reading the eXile for a while. I'm not really sure how long. I've always been shocked at what they've been able to get away with, but that's not what's kept me coming back. They're so damned accurate. They'll nail things way before anyone else. Mark Ames has "the best best bullshit detector on Earth," finely honed after many years in Russia.
They pull no punches, Democrat or Republican: 20 Reasons Why We're Ashamed to be an American.
Their most offensive series ever was "Whore-R-Stories" where Mark Ames would purchase a prostitute and write up the entire night's event.
They got all this published in Putin's Russia. Eventually they got shut down and The Wall Street Journal (who they constantly lampooned) wrote their obituary.
Go read the Vanity Fair article! Cajun Boy agrees: "Matt Taibbi is a thrower of Coffee and Horse Semen Pies to the Face"
UPDATE- While browsing, I found some Russian footage about the infamous Hungry Duck bar in Moscow:
You can also read the rump of what's left of the eXile at Exiled Online.