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.

With our own elections dragging on for longer each cycle, audiences might wonder why they would want to see a movie about a presidential campaign in a Central American country, run by American strategists. Our Brand Is Crisis offers many of the frustrating tactics that we have come to expect and cringe at in our own elections, with a side of comedy and some moderately thrilling antics. In its attempt at critiquing the system, the movie has mixed success, but it is a fun journey nonetheless.

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ESTHER: A ROYAL BEAUTY
by Angela Hunt
Bethany House
PB, 348 pages

Hadassah, an orphaned Jewish girl, is reared by her cousins in the shadow of King Xerxes’ palace in Susa. As a young girl, Hadassah dreamt of royalty and luxury. Those dreams later became an unexpected reality when she was seized and taken to the king’s palace following his edict to find a new queen. Hadassah takes the name Esther to hide her Jewish heritage, and to her surprise receives the king’s favor and the crown. However, she...

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In just a few days, witches, zombies and vampires will be converging on your house, asking for candy. As is the case every Halloween, you’ll likely be merely amused over the sight of these costumed characters. But in other areas of life, such as the investment world, you may need to watch out for some seemingly scary entities. Here are a few of them:

• The Horrendous Headline – Big, glaring headlines rarely offer any comfort to investors. Whether it’s political squabbles at home, conflicts in...

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THE SECRET OF CHABAD
by David Eliezrie
Toby Press
HB, 432 pages

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the late head of the Chabad movement, endeavored to reawaken Jewish tradition, education, and unification that had grown numb since the Jewish people had dispersed in 70 CE after the Romans had demolished the Jewish temple in Jerusalem.

From Chabad’s humble birth more than two and a half centuries ago, Eliezrie highlights several obstacles the underdog movement had to hurtle, including the KGB in...

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Every year, a new version of Malala Yousafzai’s story has come out. Two consecutive summers featured the release of an autobiography by the iconic activist. This year’s offering is the documentary He Named Me Malala.

He Named Me Malala takes a non-linear approach to telling the story of the young Nobel Peace Prize winner’s childhood, activism, and near assassination by the Taliban. Building on the autobiographies that came out in 2013 and 2014, the documentary also follows-up on the changes in...

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Now that we’re well into autumn, the days are getting noticeably shorter. The change in seasons reminds us that time is passing – and it’s important to use that time wisely. When used well, in fact, time can be your greatest gift in many walks of life – and that’s certainly true when you invest.

To illustrate the importance of time, let’s look at a scenario. Suppose you start saving for retirement when you are 25. If you invest $3,000 per year in a tax-deferred vehicle, such as a traditional...

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