Women of the Roman Mafia Are Turning Their Men In

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY LYNE LUCIEN/THE DAILY BEAST NO MORE DOLCE VITA A group of women played a vital role in major mafia arrests in Rome, but they can’t fight the mob alone. by BARBIE LATZA NADEAU ROME—Organized crime traditionally has been a man’s world. Women generally are relegated to the margins of this most secretive of societies. There have been famous cases in Italy’s mafia strongholds where daughters have delivered secret messages for their incarcerated fathers, or when widows collected protection money on behalf of their dead husbands. Mothers have even hidden knives used in killings among fresh linens. Increasingly, though, … Continue reading Women of the Roman Mafia Are Turning Their Men In

On Marrying the Wrong Person

© Flickr/Mildiou Anyone we might marry could, of course, be a little bit wrong for us. We don’t expect bliss every day. We know that perfection is not on the cards. Nevertheless, there are couples who display such deep-seated incompatibility, such heightened rage and disappointment, that we have to conclude that something else is at play beyond the normal scratchiness: they appear to have married the wrong person. How do such errors happen, in our enlightened, knowledge-rich times? We can say straight off that they occur with appalling ease and regularity. Academic achievement and career success seem to provide no … Continue reading On Marrying the Wrong Person

How Can You Tell If You’re Ready to Date Again After a Break Up?

Get back out there? Take some time to figure your own shit out first? It all depends how the last relationship ended. by Brian VanHooker IT’S OVER! Fuck everyone, I’m taking time for myself! I’m going to LIVE! ….I’m lonely and I need a hug. FUCK THAT! I’m wild and free and single and I’m going to have sex with all the things! …..I miss spooning while watching three seasons of The Great British Baking Show in one day. UGH. Fresh off of a breakup and still trying to make sense of things, the immediate post-breakup time is a weird, confusing, aggravating, heart-wrenching … Continue reading How Can You Tell If You’re Ready to Date Again After a Break Up?