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.

When I finished reading Suzanne Collins's Mockingjay, I wished that there had been a fourth book. The last installment of The Hunger Games Trilogy packed in so much character development and action that I felt shell-shocked when it was all over. So, although I normally think that splitting the last book of a trilogy into two movies is a money-making scheme, I thought the decision made a lot of sense for Mockingjay. For part one, the result is a film that may be light on action, but fills the...

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WHY YOUR WEIRDNESS IS WONDERFUL: Embrace Your Quirks and Live Your Strengths
by Laurie Wallin Abingdon
2-370000-130754, PB, 185 pages, $15.99

Have you ever wondered why God created you with such weird, even annoying, quirks?

In this book Laurie Wallin explores why God created quirks. Through short, easy-to-read chapters, Wallin explains exactly why weirdness is a good thing.

God did not make a mistake in creating humanity with weaknesses. He did it on purpose with the intent of turning those...

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Americans are pretty generous — in fact, 83% of us donated money to charitable organizations last year, according to a Gallup survey. And now that we're entering the holiday season, charitable giving may well be on your mind. Your key motivation for making charitable gifts, of course, is to help those organizations whose work is meaningful to you. However, by supporting these groups, you can also make life less "taxing" for yourself.

Specifically, by making charitable contributions, you may be...

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Back in the '90s and early 2000s, I was a big fan of Behind the Music and E! True Hollywood Story. Like a lot of teenage girls, I was fascinated by celebrity, and a lot of the juicy gossip that seemed to go hand-in-hand with major talent. Even with that guilty pleasure in mind, I did not expect to be wowed by Beyond the Lights. Truthfully, I did not enjoy the first half of the film, which is bogged down by cliches and an overly-stylized, vapid picture of Hollywood life. The last third of the...

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DEAD LAWYERS TELL NO TALES
by Randy Singer Tyndale
978-1-4143-7558-8, PB
431 pages, $13.99

Landon Reed is trying to reinvent himeself.  An ex-quarterback emerging from prison with newfound faith, he seeks redemption by earning his law degree.  When Harry McNaughten, a brilliant criminal-defense lawyer, takes Landon under his wing, Landon finds his convictions and marriage tested as he is assigned to a case much more sinister than he ever could have anticipated.

The story maintains an intriguing...

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I couldn't think of a damn thing for Schindler to Sez today.

The Gipper
Phil, an avid Notre Dame fan and his wife had little difficulty choosing a middle name for their newborn son. It was to be David, after one of his a grandfathers. However, after going through a multitude of lists looking for a first name, his wife finally asked, "How about Nick? I really like that name."
Hesitating for a moment, Phil had a brilliant idea. Since Nick starts with an N and David with a D, that stands for...

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