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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.

AT THE MOVIES WITH KASEY BUTCHER: "THE LIFE OF PI"

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The Life of Pi is one of my favorite books. It pretty much has it all—adventure; struggle; reflection on the relationship between man and nature, man and God, and man and himself. Plus, a tiger on a lifeboat. For years people said it was unfilmable, so you can't imagine my excitement when I heard director Ang Lee was making an adaptation. Though the book is better, the film adaptation delivers on the entrancing experience of the story.

In the film, Pi Patel (Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan, Ayush...

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SCHINDLER SEZ: GOBBLED

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Schindler Sez...

It will take more than a GPS to
get you to heaven

Gobbled
I detest Thanksgiving,
Serve the stuffing's no more.
The cranberries are acidic,
The mashed potatoes a bore.

The filling in the pie
From some pumpkin you took.
When the pig saw the ham,
He trembled and shook.
The brown eyes of the cow
Lost their glow and are sad.
Is the meat in the mince,
From her mom or her dad?

So, Thanksgiving day,
Is a sad one you see,
Wouldn't it be for you also,
If you were gobbled like me?
~The Turkey~

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT WILL GROW

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Bishop Desmond Tutu will celebrate his 81st birthday soon. The accomplishments of his eight decades are well-known and many. We know the story: For most of his life he has labored in the racial tension and trenches of South Africa, working to break down the barriers of apartheid, where a white minority, through force and repression, subjected the African natives to untold suffering and injustice.

Tutu and Nelson Mandela, more than any other individuals, succeeded in bringing justice to that...

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AT THE MOVIES WITH KASEY BUTCHER: "WRECK-IT RALPH"

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A popular trend in children's movie is to mix nostalgia or kitche with the aesthetic or the plot so that the film is appealing to both children and their parents, celebrating childhood memories while making new ones. Toy Story is a prime example. Wreck-It Ralph, the new animated movie from Disney, aspires to fit this formula with a tale about the adventures of a video game bad guy featuring plenty of puns and nostalgia for arcades. Despite some clever moments, the film fails to fully...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

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Why Waynedale?

I am not an original "Waynedaler"; I am a "transplant." My husband and I moved to the Waynedale greater area from Aboite three years ago. For years I had driven past the beautiful tree-lined streets of Winterset on my daily commute down Winchester Road to and from Kingston Residence where I work as Marketing Director. It reminded me of the small town where I grew up in Ohio. When the opportunity came to move, my husband and I happily joined the ranks of those who enjoy our...

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AT THE MOVIES WITH KASEY BUTCHER: "FUN SIZE"

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When I was a kid, I watched Adventures in Babysitting innumerable times. If I flipped through the channels and it was on TV, I was hooked. Fun Size, the new comedy from Nickelodeon Movies takes a basic babysitting hijinks plot and mixes it with Halloween for somewhat limited success. In Fun Size, Wren (Victoria Justice), still coping with the death of her father while applying to colleges, catches the eye of super-popular Aaron Riley (Thomas McDonell), while doing a stick insect dance on the...

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