Sean Penn

Books

'His Misogyny Lacks Imagination': Poets Critique Sean Penn's #MeToo Poem

The actor's supposedly fictional novel "Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff" ends with an epic poem where the woman-hating protagonist tries to take on the #MeToo movement. We asked professional poets what they think of it.
Sara David
3.28.18
Broadly

Sean Penn Wrote a Totally Fictional Novel About a Violent Man Who Hates #MeToo

The actor—who allegedly hit his ex-wife Madonna with a baseball bat—is bravely pioneering the otherwise unexplored topic of quirky, violent leading men in his debut book.
Rachel Wenitsky
3.20.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The 'House of Cards' Creator Is Sending Sean Penn to Space

The Hulu show will follow humanity's journey to settle Mars, from the astronauts and their families, to the ground control team on Earth.
Beckett Mufson
9.20.17
Film

'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' Is Still the Best Movie About Growing Up

Thirty-five years later, Cameron Crowe's coming-of-age teen movie is a timeless classic that continues to dole out life lessons.
Colin Fleming
8.24.17
mexico

Fugitive Mexican drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero pleads for a 'second chance'

The legendary Mexican drug lord denied killing DEA agent "Kiki" Camarena, repeatedly apologized to the US government, and refuted reports that he is currently heading an assault on territory controlled by the Sinaloa cartel.
Jo Tuckman
7.24.16
crime & drugs

Mexican Politician Will Go to Trial After Alleged Love Affair With El Chapo

State-level legislator Lucero Sánchez López allegedly used fake identification to visit the drug lord in the maximum-security prison where he was held between February 2014 and his spectacular tunnel escape in July last year.
Nathaniel Janowitz
6.14.16
VICE News

El Chapo's Top Lawyer Talks About What It's Like Defending an Infamous Drug Lord

José Refugio Rodríguez disclosed details about the Chapo's legal strategy in the face of possible extradition. He also said the kingpin remains determined to make a movie about his life, and discussed Sean Penn’s betrayal of Kate del Castillo
Jan-Albert Hootsen
3.10.16
El Chapo

Meet the L.A. Apparel Makers Who Scored Big With ‘El Chapo’

VICE News visits the downtown Los Angeles showroom of Barabas, a men’s apparel company that makes the eclectic paisley shirts made famous by El Chapo following his interview with Sean Penn in Rolling Stone.
VICE News
3.2.16
americas

El Chapo's Beauty Queen Wife Says She Fears for His Life

In her first interview ever, 26-year-old Emma Coronel, discusses the incarceration of the infamous drug lord, their life together, and Mexican telenovela star Kate del Castillo.
Nathaniel Janowitz
2.22.16
crime & drugs

Kate del Castillo Was 'Stabbed in the Back' by Sean Penn Over El Chapo

Despite remaining almost silent herself, people linked to the telenovela actress say she is being scapegoated by the Mexican government and was betrayed by Sean Penn as he desperately sought an interview for his article in Rolling Stone.
Jo Tuckman & Gabriela Gorbea
2.11.16
crime & drugs

Cashing in on 'El Chapo'

VICE News travels to “Sinaloa country” in Los Angeles to meet admirers of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman, and the entrepreneurs who are capitalizing on the drug lord’s infamy.
VICE News
2.11.16
crime & drugs

Mexico Just Released a 19-Minute Video About El Chapo’s Recapture

The video reveals some previously unseen footage but leaves several questions unanswered about the operation, and contains an embarrassing mistake.
Jo Tuckman
1.28.16
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