Exile

Remembering Things

Blu & Exile's 'Below the Heavens' Was a Magic Album

Its timeless production, raw vulnerability, and obscure mythology make the 2007 album a quiet classic.
Andrew Martin
7.17.17
Books

The Syrian Exile Who Went from Depressed Cabbie to Celebrated Writer

Osama Alomar's 'The Teeth of the Comb' is a surreal story collection about human dignity in the face of hatred and absurdity.
Lincoln Michel
7.3.17
thump news

TOKiMONSTA Enlists Exile, Tensei, and More for 'Fovere Remixed'

Her mini-album from earlier this year has received a fresh set of reworks.
Alexander Iadarola
9.21.16
Premieres

PREMIERE: Listen to Blu & Nottz's Mythically Dope 'Titans in the Flesh'

The trusted collaborators return for the follow-up to 'Gods in the Spirit' with wordplay and beats that will twist your brain in circles.
Kyle Kramer
7.14.16
war and conflict

Arab Winter: Syrian Refugees in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley

VICE News returns to a refugee camp in the eastern Lebanese city of Al Marj, where refugees are struggling to meet their own basic needs.
VICE News
2.24.16
middle east

Arab Winter: Syrian Refugees in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley (Trailer)

Coming soon: VICE News returns to a refugee camp in the eastern Lebanese city of Al Marj, where refugees are struggling to meet their own basic needs.
VICE News
2.19.16
News

Europe's Last Dictatorship Is Opposed by the Oldest Exiled Government in the World

The Rada of the Belarusian Democratic Republic has improbably survived two world wars, 70 years of Soviet occupation, and nearly a century in exile.
Dylan Brethour
1.26.16
thump exclusive stream

Hear The Secret Record That Klock, Kraviz, Dettmann, and Rødhäd Were Spinning All Summer

Johannes Heil's "Scene Eight" is streaming now for the first time.
Joshua Glazer
11.11.15
Europe

Belgium Rescues 244 Christians From War-Torn Syria In Covert Operation

A civil society group, aided by the Belgian government, helped the refugees flee to Lebanon, where the Belgian embassy provided them with visas to continue on to Europe.
Pierre-Louis Caron
7.9.15
Words

This Syrian Refugee is Using Electronic Music as Political Resistance

Khan El Rouh's achingly beautiful productions speak to the power of electronic music as a form of resistance to oppression.
Michelle Lhooq
1.31.15
Words

For 19-Year-Old Congolese Exile Kimyan Law, Drum & Bass is the Only Release

Exiled from his homeland and bullied by his peers, Kimyan Law makes melancholy beats as an escape.
David Garber
11.13.14
Opinion and Analysis

Prison and Exile for Luke O'Donovan: A Price of Fighting Back Against Gay Bashers

A 21-year-old queer man in Atlanta is the latest victim of the justice system's allegiance with homophobic and transphobic violence.
Natasha Lennard
8.13.14
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