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Posts Tagged ‘Steve Heisler’

Chicago Transplant Grapples with NYC Dating Scene ‘Ghosting’

ShutterstockWomanTextingSteve Heisler is a comedian and freelance writer based in Brooklyn who has contributed to GQ, Variety, The AV Club and other outlets. He has also this week, via Time Out New York, stepped on to the battle-of-the-sexes soapbox.

Heisler moved to New York five years ago and even though it happened to him personally as recently again as Christmas 2013, he still can’t quite come to terms with one particular wrinkle of the New York dating scene. A behavior and slang term that muddy the mental picture of Demi Moore crying while navigating a pottery spinwheel:

Have you heard the term ghosting? I hadn’t until moving to New York City from Chicago; now I use it regularly. It’s when you have a bunch of awesome dates with somebody, and then one day, they suddenly stop responding to your texts: They have ghosted you…

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Hollywood Has a Billion Reasons to Love Dennis Dugan

There’s a great profile in Variety today of feature film comedy director Dennis Dugan, who recently joined a very exclusive Tinseltown club: the one featuring directors, producers, writers and actors whose works have grossed more than $1 billion at the box office.

Dugan has worked closely for many years with Adam Sandler. Their latest collaboration, Grown Ups, is what pushed the D-man over the B-mark. But as writer Steve Heisler points out, it all began for Dugan when he tried out as an actor for a late 1980′s TV classic.

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