Ghost

Whit Taylor writes movingly and with deeply personal insight about the aftermath of a traumatic sexual assault in this excerpt from her new graphic novella. More

Provenance Notes

An excerpt from Lauret Savoy's memoir about history, race, and the American landscape, which was longlisted for the 2016 PEN Open Book Award. More

The Virgo Thing

New Illustrated PEN guest editor Robert Kirby examines the trials and tribulations of being a Virgo. More

Justice

All of the cases that my father judged were nearly as small, as ridiculous, as petty. though a few were heartbreaking, or a combination of sad and idiotic, like… More

The Temporary Gentleman

So I was standing there, flush with my winnings, not thinking of much, as always somewhat intoxicated by being at sea, somewhat in love with an unknown coastline, and… More

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