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.

In Artificial Intelligence research, there is something called the Turning Test, which is used to determine if the machine can pass for human. This test, and the question of what exactly qualifies as human intelligence, is at the center of the sci-fi drama Ex Machina.

In Ex Machina, Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), a sensitive programmer, wins a lottery to be flown out to his boss's remote estate for a week. The boss, Nathan (Oscar Isaac), is the genius behind Bluebook, the world's biggest and best...

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Mother's Day is almost here. This occasion may have special significance for you if you've been fortunate enough to have your mother around for your adult life. So naturally, you'll want to bring Mom some flowers or another gift. But if she's planning to retire soon, you may want to think about a longer-term way to improve her life — namely, by initiating a conversation about her retirement income strategy.

Of course, she may already have matters well in hand. But a great many people on the...

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If you're a working parent, you know firsthand about the difficulties of finding quality, affordable care for your children. But eventually, your kids head off to school, and those child care bills go away, or at least diminish greatly. When that happens, you could start putting away money for another one of your children's milestones: college.

Just how expensive is child care? Costs vary greatly among the 50 states, but the national average for a 4-year-old at a child care center is...

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THE STORY KEEPER
by Lisa Wingate
Tyndale, 978-1-4143-8826-7
HB, 432 pages, $19.99

Here is a novel about a woman with a strong career and a traumatic past she must at last confront. She thought the doors to her previous life were forever shut. Successful editor Jen Gibbs has just landed her dream job with Vida House Publishing and is certain a brand new life is here to stay. But when she discovers an anonymously written manuscript from the inglorious slush pile, she begins pursuing the contract of...

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Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School students holding the books that they wrote for the Young Authors program.

On March 26, about 150 Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School kindergartners through 5th graders who wrote books for the Young Authors program gathered in the Parish Activity Center. The students were placed in small multi-grade groups and read the books they wrote to each other.

The books were evaluated for the Young Authors program and won different prizes. The first, second and third place winners from 3rd, 4th and 5th grades will go on to the Regional Young Authors Conference being held...

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Given the preponderance of low-quality found footage horror movies, I think I was justified in being skeptical when the ads for Unfriended claimed that the film was a great new innovation in the horror genre. While certainly not groundbreakingly original, Unfriended mostly lives up to the hype, using the audience's familiarity with technology and the frustrations of communicating over it to create plenty of suspense around a compelling, if melodramatic, story.

Unfriended focuses on seven teens...

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