Rosario Crocetta smokes several packs of cigarettes a day. But that may not be the habit that’s most dangerous to his health. For starters, he’s going after the Mafia in Sicily. From the NYT Magazine: Can a Gay, Catholic Leftist Actually Squelch Corruption in Sicily?

+ Second Life is one of the old school virtual worlds. It might surprise you to learn that it’s still going, and sort of growing. From The Verge: Second Life’s Strange Second Life.