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.

About 45% of Americans usually make New Year's resolutions, according to a survey from the University of Scranton. But the same survey shows that only 8% of us actually keep our resolutions. Perhaps this low success rate isn't such a tragedy when our resolutions involve things like losing a little weight or learning a foreign language. But when we make financial resolutions — resolutions that, if achieved, could significantly help us in our pursuit of our important long-term goals — it's...

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I'm a Disney Princess skeptic. As a kid, I loved all of the Disney movies, but as the princesses became a brand of their own, leading to seemingly ubiquitous merchandising, I started to find them tiring. This year, however, Disney created a princess movie so good I almost forgot it was about princesses.

Based loosely on "The Ice Queen" by Hans Christian Andersen, Frozen tells the story of two sisters, Elsa (Idina Menzel) and Anna (Kristen Bell), who grow up as royalty in the temperate kingdom...

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SHADES OF MERCY
Maine Chronicles #1
by Anita Lustrea and Caryn Dahlstrand Rivadeneira
River North Publishers
978-0-8024-0968-3, PB
288 pages, $14.99

Set in 1950s rural Maine, the novel follows Mercy, the teenage daughter of a respected man who treats her like a son, in her journey to find approval for her secret relationship with Mick, a boy who belongs to the Maliseet tribe. As racial tensions increase, Mick is jailed on fictitious charges, and Mercy's family becomes responsible to navigate the...

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Every day of our lives, we make assumptions. We assume that the people we encounter regularly will behave in the manner to which we are accustomed. We assume that if we take care of our cars, they will get us to where we want to go. In fact, we need to make assumptions to bring order to our world. But in some parts of our life — such as investing — assumptions can prove dangerous.

Of course, not all investment-related assumptions are bad. But here are a few that, at the least, may prove to be...

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It doesn't seem like it would be a holiday season anymore without the latest installment in some young adult franchise. This year, the latest Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire dominated the box office with its anxious continuation of the distopian story.

Catching Fire picks up several months after the end of The Hunger Games, with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) getting ready to go on the customary tour that the victor of the Hunger Games takes around...

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FOREVER FRIDAY
by Timothy Lewis WaterBrook
978-0-307-73221-7, PB
288 pages, $14.99

Adam Colby, a divorced estate-sale businessman, has given up hope of finding a lasting love. While organizing leftover possessions from a deceased couple's house, he discovers photo albums of love poems written on postcards, dated every Friday from 1926 until the year the husband, Mr. Anderson, died. Curious, Adam contacts Yevette, the mysterious daughter of the couple's former housekeeper, to piece together their...

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