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.

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...


Kasey Butcher

Given recent controversies, it seems pretty ironic for a comedy to focus on a big tech company's reputation as an employer, innovator, and service provider. The Internship, the new movie starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson plays with Google's image as an employee-friendly and intense workplace while also attempting to critique reliance on technology to connect people with information.

The Internship centers on two watch salesmen put out of a job because no one wears a watch anymore. Billy...


"Mangia! Mangia!" Eat! Eat! That's what my pleasingly plump Italian grandmother would shout while shoving a plate of her steaming homemade ravioli in my face. You never said "no" to Grandma when it came to food. Her love was baked into every bite of lasagna, spaghetti, and rigatoni. If you refused her food, you refused her love.
I show love differently than Grandma. It isn't through food. I give cups of cold water in Jesus' name. Okay, sometimes it's bottled. Either way, it's safer than my...


We are all entitled to our opinions...no matter how erroneous.

When I was a boy,
My dad was king,
He could do,
Almost anything.

Then in my teens,
It became otherwise.
I grew taller than him
And twice as wise.

But as I aged,
Thru many a summer,
He either got smarter,
Or I got dumber.

The Monologues
Recently, at the Arts United Center, here in Fort Wayne, "The Vagina Monologues," were featured.
Hell, I didn't know they could talk!

Do polar bears really think they're cool?

Shawn Wall, Edward Jones

Interest rates are at historic lows. But they will rise eventually. If you invest in fixed-income vehicles, such as bonds, what might higher rates mean for you?

As is almost always the case in the investment world, there's no simple answer. First, it's important to distinguish between short-term and long-term interest rates. The Federal Reserve is determined to keep short-term rates low until unemployment improves, but, in the meantime, longer-term rates may well rise.
Depending on your...


kasey butcher

Remember a few years ago (okay, 2006) when magician movies were the big thing? Imagine the approach to the technique of magic from films like The Prestige paired with the pace and action of a heist movie. Now You See Me attempts to dazzle audiences with this combination, but ultimately fails to really pull it off.

In Now You See Me, four street magicians with different specialties—J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson), Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher), and Jack...


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