Sean Penn’s interview with El Chapo, mediated by the Mexican actress Kate del Castillo, is one of the strangest events in recent history. The New Yorker has a feature on del Castillo and the whole incident. It’s been tough on her, especially because the Mexican government is targeting her for prosecution (though probably as much for her political films that embarrassed the PRI as much as hanging out with El Chapo). It’s hard to feel too bad for her. After all, she was openly sympathetic with a psychopathic cartel leader and wanted to make a sympathetic movie about him. But my god Sean Penn comes across as a total piece of garbage of a human in this article. That probably surprises no one. But the story is well worth your time.