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.

This week, Prisoners, a psychological thriller starting Hugh Jackman, Paul Dano, and Jake Gyllenhaal, takes the torture techniques we've seen in military thrillers this year and uses them in a domestic setting, pushing the boundaries of familial duty.

Prisoners opens with two families sharing Thanksgiving together in a quiet Pennsylvania suburb. Nancy (Viola Davis) and Franklin Branch (Terrence Howard)--a vet and a high school music teacher—host Grace (Maria Bello) and Keller Dover (Hugh...

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A SIMPLE SONG
By Melody Carlson Revell
978-0-8007-2225-8, PB
280 pages, $12.99

After the sudden death of her grandmother, a singing legend, Katrina Yoder is curious about what it would be like to live her dream as a professional singer. But Katrina is Amish, and her family does not agree with singing for "vainglory." When Katrina's friend encourages her to audition for the TV show, American Star, Katrina thinks it is out of the question. However, when her dad's crippling back injury worsens and...

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Football Faith Restored - NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL

In November 2012, Notre Dame football was ranked No. 1 in the nation in both the AP and Coaches' polls after an undefeated regular season leading to the team's first BCS National Championship Game.

Chronicling the Fighting Irish's return to the limelight, Faith Restored: 2012 and the Resurgence of Notre Dame Football (Triumph Books, September 2012) by Notre Dame athletic department veteran and experienced sports writer John Heisler—with a foreword and commentary by head football coach Brian...

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I can understand how it might be appealing for a teenager to disappear into a text about a young person like them, living a pretty normal life, until they suddenly discover that they have special powers and really belong to a secret, magical world. That basic formula works as the premise for a range of young adult and children's fantasy stories. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones takes this starting point and runs with it, mashing together a variety of mythical enemies such as vampires and...

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A SIMPLE SONG
By Melody Carlson Revell
978-0-8007-2225-8, PB
280 pages, $12.99

After the sudden death of her grandmother, a singing legend, Katrina Yoder is curious about what it would be like to live her dream as a professional singer. But Katrina is Amish, and her family does not agree with singing for "vainglory." When Katrina's friend encourages her to audition for the TV show, American Star, Katrina thinks it is out of the question. However, when her dad's crippling back injury worsens and...

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Conveniently located in the heart of Waynedale, is a little place that everyone knows as Azar's. Although part of a large franchise, this Waynedale favorite is consistently packed with regulars and is a place that can be relied on for friendly service and good food.

I had the pleasure of dining at Azar's Big Boy this week for the first time since their remodeling and reopening back in April. What a great new look! The building, even from the outside, looked rejuvenated and fresh. The dining...

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