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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.

WORLD WAR Z - AT THE MOVIES WITH KASEY BUTCHER

Details KASEY BUTCHER

World War Z opens with a montage of news clips all foretelling our certain doom at the hands of the climate, epidemics, or violence. It's spun of familiar enough stories to get the heart rate pumping before throwing the audience into the middle of a zombie attack. Yet, at this point, isn't a zombie apocalypse a familiar story too?

In World War Z, Gerry (Brad Pitt) and Karin Lane (Mireille Enos) are on a trip with their daughters, Constance (Sterling Jerins) and Rachel (Abigail Hargrove), when a...

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TURKISH SECULAR SUNSET

Details Ron Coody, Istanbul, Turkey

The so-called Arab Spring that brought tens of thousands into the streets of Egypt, Libya, Algeria and other Arab countries occurred because the people had grown weary of secular-leaning dictatorships that had made deals with Western governments to curb Islamic radicalism and keep peace with the state of Israel.  When Turkish protestors poured into the streets of downtown Istanbul, Ankara and then other cities around Turkey, some observers interpreted the unrest as a Turkish Spring.  Aside from...

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IF THE SHOE FITS - BOOK NOOK

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by Sandra D. Bricker Moody
1978-0-8024-0628-6, PB, 288
$14.99
When two lawyers strike out on their own to form a law firm designed to help the needy folks of Cincinnati, they discover along the way that fairytale endings aren't just for ancient days. Julianne and her long time best friend and neighbor, Will, both dream of happily-ever-after lives, but first they must establish themselves in the real world. They have limited legal experience. They have no client base. They also lack the...

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RACHAEL PHILLIPS: COLUMNIST, COMIC, AND COMFORTER - BOOK NOOK

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RACHAEL PHILLIPS: COLUMNIST, COMIC, AND COMFORTER
Some people collect stamps; others collect coins or rocks. Upland, Indiana resident Rachael Phillips collects experiences. From taking a walk to attending a festival, she absorbs life. Then she writes. No experience is too trivial for her memory or too small to spark a story.

"I love mentally to collect oddities and unique scenarios featuring what people say and do," she says.

Once she rode her bike over a bridge and saw a half-melted rotary...

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70 IS THE NEW 30 - SCHINDLER SEZ

Details Jim Schindler

I can guarantee that the person who said, "Seventy is the new thirty," has never been seventy.

Less Meat
Pedro Quezada, who won the $338 million Powerball jackpot, was asked what he was going to do with all that money. He said he could use a good car. When asked what kind of a car he had now, he replied, "My feet." If more people used their feet...perhaps this country would have a lot less meat. But on the other hand, we might have a lot more agony of de-feet.

Sharper
Did you read about Dylan...

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WHEN SCIENCE BECOMES RELIGION

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Ball State University physics professor Eric Hedin made national news recently after a complaint was made against him by the Freedom from Religion Foundation in response to his honors level course "The Boundaries of Science." Evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne at the University of Chicago joined the controversy saying that Hedin was promoting "Creationism." Coyne said that a physicist does not have the right to express professional comments about biology, which is odd considering that as an...

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