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.

As you’ve no doubt noticed, your trips to the gas station have been a lot more pleasant these past several months. There’s not much doubt that low oil prices have been welcome to you as a driver. But when oil is cheap, is that good for you as an investor?

There’s no clear-cut answer. But consider the following effects of low oil prices:

•Positive impact on economy — When you spend less at the gas pump, relative to recent years, what will you do with your savings? Like most people, you’ll...

Read more ...

I think it is rare for filmmakers to really portray children playing authentically, capturing the randomness and abandon in their fun. Mustang, the French film nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Oscars, captures moments of make-believe and roughhousing between five sisters in a way that infuses the otherwise sad story with the unfettered joy we associate with childhood.

Mustang opens in coastal Turkey, where five sisters are having fun with their male peers. Their activity...

Read more ...

Through Waters Deep
by Sarah Sundin
Revell Publishers
PB, 368 pages

It is the year 1941, and America is on the brink of World War II. Naval Ensign Jim Avery encounters his childhood friend, Mary Sterling, now a shipyard secretary in Boston. A sabotage plot in the Navy Yard is discovered, and Jim and Mary must team up to catch the culprit. Along the way the two find romance, friendship, and betrayal in places they never would expect. Filled with intense drama, heart-wrenching romantic challenges...

Read more ...

In recent months, stocks have fallen sharply from their record highs, with one-day drops that can rightfully be called “dizzying.” As an investor, what are you to make of this volatility?

For one thing, you’ll find it useful to know the probable causes of the market gyrations. Most experts cite global fears about China’s economic slowdown, falling oil prices and anticipation of a move by the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates as the key factors behind the stock market’s decline.

On...

Read more ...

The Revenant, which means “one who has returned, as if from the dead”, is our semi-annual reminder that the frontier was violent, dangerous, and bleak. The film also features a performance from Leonardo DiCaprio that is so committed it seems like a dare to the Academy to pass him over for an Oscar one more time. I watched much of the film wide-eyed, with my hand over my mouth, because it is a visceral, brutal, and beautiful story about love as much as it is about survival and revenge.

In The...

Read more ...

Harvest of Rubies
by Tessa Afshar
Moody Publishers
PB, 317 pages

Sarah, the protagonist of Harvest of Rubies, is one of the few female scribes in ancient Persia and the only one employed by the queen. Sarah sees her work as a way of finding self-worth and approval, which she rarely gained as a child from her father. The man distanced himself from Sarah when her mother died when Sarah was young. This left Sara craving comfort that her father and, it seemed, God were unable to give.

Sarah’s life...

Read more ...

Free E-mail Subscription

Receive the Waynedale News every two weeks via e-mail!
* indicates required