Yes, it was strange to learn that Sean Penn had secured the first international “interview” with El Chapo. But as WaPo’s Ann Hornaday reports, “The episode continues a well-established tradition of symbiotic codependence and mutual regard between Hollywood and organized crime.” And we love to watch the movies, so we’re part of that symbiosis. Godfather issues are the new daddy issues.

+ “The notion that the world’s most wanted criminal might have been ensnared by his own vanity in this manner would be surreal enough, if we were talking about any other criminal.” The New Yorker on the tragic farce of El Chapo.

+ Hemet Cam video of the Mexican Marines’ raid.