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Wednesday Morning Roundup
by Stephen Becker 1 Jun 2011

Today in the roundup: Getting to know Gini, a cop on Theatre Arlington’s stage and the death of film.


HELLO, GINI: One of the perks of this job is that I get to run into Gini Mascorro in the hallway. You won’t meet a nicer person, and I’ll put her music brain up against anyone’s. Those qualities come across even if you don’t know her personally when you hear her each morning on KXT 91.7. Get to know Gini a little better, including which artists led her to a life in music, by taking a look at this interview she did with DC9 at Night.

CALLING THE COPS: In Theatre Arlington’s How I Learned to Drive, a teenage girl is molested by her uncle as he gives her driving lessons. Playing a pedophile would be tough for any actor. But James Healy Jr. has an interesting perspective on the role: he’s a police officer who has investigated incidences just like this. “You have conversations and find out how they got to where they were — whether it was a 19-year-old who slept with a 15-year-old, or a man who molested a 2-year-old baby. You start to empathize with where they’re at right now,” Healy tells dfw.com. “Not that I feel sorry for them. I just kind of understand what their path has been.” Catch How I Learned to Drive through June 12.

DIGITAL DOMINANCE: We’re pretty much all using digital cameras at this point, right? I thought so. And because of that, film’s days are numbered. But it might surprise you just how soon it will be before you can’t even buy a roll of film. “If I extrapolate the trend for film sales and retirements of film cameras, it looks like film will be mostly gone in the U.S. by the end of the decade,” Ed Lee, who studies this sort of thing for a group called InfoTrend, tells Canada’s The Globe and Mail. If you’re an old-school shutterbug, this one’s an interesting read.