By Samuel Wetzler 2 min read
Before her days of 'Mamma Mia!' and 'The Devil Wears Prada," Meryl Streep was in a little film called Sophie’s Choice.
By Cara Cannella 11 min read
William Clark Styron, Jr., the Pulitzer-winning author of books including Sophie's Choice and Lie Down in Darkness, was born in the Tidewater region of Virginia on this day in 1925. His daughter Alexandra Styron joins us in remembering him. Her 2011 memoir Reading My Father is an illuminating account of their relationship set against the arc of his artistic life, complicated greatly by his lifelong struggle with clinical depression culminating in two major episodes when he was sixty and seventy-five.