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.

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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In The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois writes about "double consciousness," as the way that African Americans were forced to look at themselves through the eyes of others, staying aware of white society's demands for their behavior, attitudes, etc. He describes the experience as having "two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings." Lee Daniels' The Butler beautifully uses double consciousness to structure the story of a White House butler who served over the course of eight...

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EVERYDAY SABBATH: The Art of Real-Life Rest by Judy Braddy
Beacon Hill Press
978-0-8341-2881-1, PB
190 pages, $14.99

In Exodus 33:14, God says, "I will give you rest." Are everyday mindsets hindering Sabbath rest? Judy Brady, armed with the Word, tackles exhausting attitudes and practices to usher spiritual relaxation into the Sabbath and every other day of the week.

Braddy's message is much-needed in our busy culture. She strongly advocates that practicing a weekly Sabbath, though not...

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Shhhhhh, don't tell! I have a secret. Did you know that La Fogata could quite possibly be the best Mexican food in Fort Wayne I have ever tried? Tucked quietly away off of the main drag on Bluffton road, La Fogata is ready to serve you a taste of truly authentic Mexican food.

You can expect to be greeted with helpful and attentive service whether you are dining in or carrying out. Either way, as you peruse the menu, sit back and enjoy the genuine Mexican music while surrounded by the colorful...

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