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.

Summer isn't here yet, but it's getting close. And for many people, the arrival of summer means it's time for swimming at the local pool or lake. If you're just a casual swimmer, you probably don't have to adjust your diet before jumping in. But that's not the case with competitive swimmers, who must constantly watch what they eat and drink, particularly in the days and hours preceding their races. While you may not ever have to concern yourself with your 400-meter individual medley "splits,"...

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When I think of comedy duos, the names Vergara and Witherspoon never would have come to mind. I, however, really like Reese Witherspoon and I kind of like Sofia Vergara, so I figured that I had nothing to lose seeing Hot Pursuit, a buddy cop movie that features them together. What I lost was an hour and a half of my life that I wish I could have back.

In Hot Pursuit, Witherspoon plays Rose Cooper, a Type-A cop who landed herself behind a desk in evidence after accidentally tasing a teenage...

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In Artificial Intelligence research, there is something called the Turning Test, which is used to determine if the machine can pass for human. This test, and the question of what exactly qualifies as human intelligence, is at the center of the sci-fi drama Ex Machina.

In Ex Machina, Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), a sensitive programmer, wins a lottery to be flown out to his boss's remote estate for a week. The boss, Nathan (Oscar Isaac), is the genius behind Bluebook, the world's biggest and best...

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Mother's Day is almost here. This occasion may have special significance for you if you've been fortunate enough to have your mother around for your adult life. So naturally, you'll want to bring Mom some flowers or another gift. But if she's planning to retire soon, you may want to think about a longer-term way to improve her life — namely, by initiating a conversation about her retirement income strategy.

Of course, she may already have matters well in hand. But a great many people on the...

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If you're a working parent, you know firsthand about the difficulties of finding quality, affordable care for your children. But eventually, your kids head off to school, and those child care bills go away, or at least diminish greatly. When that happens, you could start putting away money for another one of your children's milestones: college.

Just how expensive is child care? Costs vary greatly among the 50 states, but the national average for a 4-year-old at a child care center is...

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THE STORY KEEPER
by Lisa Wingate
Tyndale, 978-1-4143-8826-7
HB, 432 pages, $19.99

Here is a novel about a woman with a strong career and a traumatic past she must at last confront. She thought the doors to her previous life were forever shut. Successful editor Jen Gibbs has just landed her dream job with Vida House Publishing and is certain a brand new life is here to stay. But when she discovers an anonymously written manuscript from the inglorious slush pile, she begins pursuing the contract of...

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