Sundance 1996. I’m a newcomer to Hollywood, excited to be where it all happens, and struggling to figure out where I might belong. Sundance is something all us Hollywood freshmen know about, but it seems impossibly cool and mysterious and out of reach for lowly assistants and mail room runners. But I’m the very definition of young and hungry, so I boldly rent a low-end Park City condo and proceed to fill it with a dozen friends and friends of friends and two of their friends, each chipping in $20 a night to cover my leap of faith. We fly…


Larry, before Iraq

How do I write this without further breaking the hearts of people I love? I don’t think I can. But here I am anyway, putting it out there for the world to see.

A book that I think of often is called SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD. Written by Orson Scott Card, a “Speaker for the Dead” is someone called after a death, who didn’t know the deceased but takes on the job of researching their lives and “speaking” the complete truth about them publicly after their death. …

Cori Shepherd Stern

Scout. Shepherd. Story.

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