Jacquel Rassenworth on Elvis Presley

The Essential Elvis Presley

The Essential Elvis Presley (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Believe it or not, today is a sad day for all those who knew and loved Elvis Presley; he died this day in 1977. I have never listened to any of his music, not have I seen any of his movies.

In, fact, I’m not sure if anyone in my family has heard of Elvis.

I wonder why everyone else has heard of him and I have not.

Should I at least give his music a chance?


Jacquel Rassenworth on Jobs

Image representing Steve Jobs as depicted in C...

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There once was a man who made us rethink technology. He gave us the MacBook, the iPod, and the iPhone.

Then, in 2011, he was gone.

Today, even if I think that this is way too soon, there is a movie about three life and times of Steve Jobs, the man who built the famous technological company known as Apple and competed with a man named Bill Gates and his company, Microsoft.

Today, the rivalry is still going.

Jacquel Rassenworth on Kick Ass 2

Cover of "Kick-Ass"

Cover of Kick-Ass

A few years ago, Maddy, Scott, Shara, and I had ducked into this movie while I was hiding from Sereno. I can’t tell you how hard we laughed at that movie.

But now comes the sequel, and the good news is that we’re old enough to watch R-rated movies by ourselves. But that doesn’t mean that I’ll be watching every R-rated movie out there. I have to have some standards.

Crap, I realize that I have one more week until school begins; I am going to be a senior. Surprised? You should be.

Now you know.

Jacquel Rassenworth on The Butler

English: Alonzo Fields (1900-1994), White Hous...

English: Alonzo Fields (1900-1994), White House butler for 21 years, serving presidents Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, and Eisenhower. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Every so often, there comes a story that needs to be told. This story is one of those.

I don’t know about you, but Maddy’ s mother and grandmother aren’t too big on stories about Black people as servants. Maybe it’s because they themselves were lucky to not have ancestors who were slaves. I’m not sure.

But when they did find out about the movie, it took a lot of convincing for them to take us to the movies. As I found out, The Butler is more than just a story about one man’s service in the White House. The Butler is more than just one man’s incredible life journey. The Butler is a page in American history.