I’m Not Here

"Feeling is impossible if we feel today as we felt yesterday: To feel today the same thing we felt yesterday is not to feel at all. Today we are… More

Day & Night For It

They brandished torches—the tiki kind you can buy at any big-box store for backyard barbecue—the kind that hold a well of flammable oil. They shouted… More

Requiem for a Hot Comb

Getting your hair straightened for the first time was like being inducted into a black women’s secret society. The sisterhood of perpetual hair maintenance. The sisterhood had an awful... More

A Story of Men

Welcome aboard flight BA 763 to London, Heathrow—would you please turn off all electronic devices, return your seats to the… More

Selections by Rayma Suprani

"Rayma's drawings often express a level of anger at injustice and then she uses her easy humor to point to the ridiculousness of it all." More

What is Obscenity?

The word would be censored. The image would be pixelated. I was taught from a very young ago that "manko" was a bad word. More

Mumia and the Multitudes

A graphic short story by new Illustrated PEN guest editor Seth Tobocman on the case of Mumia Abu Jamal, who was sentenced to death in 1982 for the murder… More