Waynedale Opinion Articles

Our local writers give you insight of their original opinions on the latest Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana news and entertainment topics. Movie, restaurant, show and event reviews are in this section.

Hail, Caesar!, the latest film from the Coen brothers, playfully represents Hollywood during the Golden studio system, with a tongue-in-cheek humor about the machinations of star making without steering into full-blown spoof.

The film centers on Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), an executive at Capital Pictures, whose job consists of the behind the scenes deals and crisis management that make the seemingly effortless glamour of the movies run like a well-oiled machine. Or at least look like it. It’s...

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The late, great Yogi Berra supposedly said it: “The future ain’t what it used to be.” And the same could be said of retirement. Due to several factors, such as advances in health care, today’s retirees are living longer, more active lives than their predecessors. In fact, you could spend two, or even three, decades in retirement – which means you need a “longevity strategy.”

Such a strategy needs to be part of your overall retirement income strategy, but here are five key areas you’ll need to...

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Pearl in the Sand
by Tessa Afshar
Moody Publishers
PB, 316 pages

Rahab is a character in the Bible who is a mystery. She plays a significant role, but little is told about her. The Bible lays a small foundation, but with little detail. Afshar took this knowledge and ran with it. Using the third person view of Rahab and the Israelite army, Afshar reveals how the Lord works in many ways. From the roots of her life of prostitution to her fear of love, Rahab’s story reveals how the love of God covers...

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The Choosing
by Rachelle Dekker
Tyndale House Publishers
434 pages

Who am I? It’s a question that looms before everyone, and the world offers a thousand answers. I am a consumer. I am a patriot. I am an athlete. I am a husband. I am a wife. Yet, ultimately, these identities will all break down. They are faulty, insufficient. In this cacophony of answers, one is often drowned out. For Christians the ultimate answer has been, I am a child of God, redeemed by Christ.

Rachelle Dekker addresses this...

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As you’ve no doubt noticed, your trips to the gas station have been a lot more pleasant these past several months. There’s not much doubt that low oil prices have been welcome to you as a driver. But when oil is cheap, is that good for you as an investor?

There’s no clear-cut answer. But consider the following effects of low oil prices:

•Positive impact on economy — When you spend less at the gas pump, relative to recent years, what will you do with your savings? Like most people, you’ll...

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I think it is rare for filmmakers to really portray children playing authentically, capturing the randomness and abandon in their fun. Mustang, the French film nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Oscars, captures moments of make-believe and roughhousing between five sisters in a way that infuses the otherwise sad story with the unfettered joy we associate with childhood.

Mustang opens in coastal Turkey, where five sisters are having fun with their male peers. Their activity...

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