Summer Travels | Classic Returns

Travel back in time, forward to the future, inside the minds of literary lights. Also, a “Classic Returns Cinema” memoir starring actress Gloria Grahame.

Current & Recurrent Events | Classic Returns

15 timely and entertaining reissues in this “Classic Returns” column deal with political, moral, philosophical, and (Hollywood) royal issues, among other topics.

Poets, Murder, Maids, Music, & More | Classic Returns

The first “Classic Returns” column of 2017 is heavy on the creatives, with a lineup of musicians, poets, writers, artists, dancers, and philosophers, not to mention a lagniappe of French lit.

The Banned, the Bands, Autobios, & More | Classic Returns

In honor of Banned Books Week, we present two censored authors and many other icons and iconoclasts of yore.

Brontës, Selfies, Babies, Frankenstein, & More | Classic Returns

This time out, we spotlight classics of literature, art, fashion, pregnancy bibles, and coming-of-age stories.

Radicals, Fashionistas, Politicos, Young Jane, & More | Classic Returns

A crazy roundtable of reissues this month, including early works by Austen, a Black Panther’s memoir, a Chinese immigrant’s awakening, a theological thriller, a street graffiti bible, and more.

Antiheroes, Dancers, Bridges, L.A. Stories | Classic Returns

The “Classic Returns” column is back with intercultural essays, a full roster of femmes and hommes fatales, an art critic’s black comedy, and a dancing de Mille’s memoir with an excellent new foreword.

November Remembering | Classic Returns

The themes this month: cute dogs; autism; cross-dressing; vintage dressing; the idiocy of war; the aftereffects of the Holocaust and of AIDS.

Beautiful Books | Classic Returns

Books of art, design, dressmaking, and beauty rule this edition of LJ’s “Classic Returns” column.

Covering the Classics: Q&A with Book Designer Coralie Bickford-Smith | Classic Returns

A Q&A with award-winning book designer Coralie Bickford-Smith.