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.

Not too long ago, I set two of my friends up on a blind date with each other. It would be sufficient to say that I am no longer in the matchmaking business...but I'll tell you the story anyway. Both wanted dates for a big dance, so I thought it would be a great idea to just set them up together and kill two birds with one stone. Well, they turned out to mix like peanut butter and ketchup and I turned out to be the one to blame.

Bringing Down the House, starring Steve Martin and Queen Latifa...

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The Romans sent a message; God sent one, too

 

The rulers of the Roman Empire wanted everyone under their power to understand clearly that it would be very costly to try to overthrow their government. They conceived the idea of crucifixion as a way of sending an unforgettable message to all people under their control. Death on a cross would be a slow, excruciatingly painful death. The cross would be put in a very public place so as many as possible would get the message: Don't even think of...

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by Ron Coody

Istanbul, Turkey

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Since we arrived in Istanbul in April 2002, we've had lots of people wondering how things are going. We would like to get a little more personal in this column in the future by answering questions folks send our way. It doesn't matter what a person would like to ask. Anything is fine, from what Turks eat for breakfast to how the...

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I like to think of filmmaking as an art. Each movie, like a painting, tells a story. Each movie, like a painting, has its own style and unique look or feel to it. It takes a great artist to create a touching, powerful, ironic, or beautiful film. It takes skill to make an audience laugh or cry. So, when given the option of seeing a Van Gogh (The Life of David Gale) or a coloring book scribble (Old School) this weekend, I chose the Van Gogh.

The Life of David Gale is an extremely powerful movie...

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(Written under protest this 10th day of March in the year of our Lord 2003.)

"Oooooohhh I just have to tell you, I got stuck with writing Bertha Wayne's column again. I don't mean to complain but writing her stuff is getting me backed up with my own stuff. I have to do the Scouting Smoke Signals column AND the Kampfire Kookin' recipes. AND the Veterans' Page, AND the Community Calendar, AND the Waynedale Scribes Corner, AND Woods & Waters, AND sometimes the In Faith Column, AND I...

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I recently saw How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days an incredibly cute and funny romantic comedy staring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey. It is about a columnist writing a feature entitled "How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days". She victimizes an advertiser who made a bet that he can make a woman fall in love with him in ten days. Hudson is definitely her mother's (Goldie Hawn) daughter in this film which made me laugh so hard I about cried. McConaughey is adorable and very funny as well. (I only wish he...

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