"I hope Brad and Angelina are ready for the upcoming challenges of raising six teens at the same time"
Thanks very much for the article on Brad and Angelina and their family. It was great to catch up on how the six kids are doing. They all seem to have fun just by being themselves. Please keep the stories on this amazing family coming.
Despite the vast differences in wealth and their mansions and nannies, I suspect evenings at the Jolie-Pitt home are not unlike those at the home of my three grandsons: homework, squabbles, baths and above all, lots of love.
Long Beach, Calif.
I have nothing against the Jolie-Pitts, but it was surprising to see them on the cover this week. The catastrophe continues in Japan, but you chose to focus on a celebrity family. I think you could have chosen more wisely this time.
Massapequa Park, N.Y.
For a supposedly "big happy family," it strikes me as odd that only Brad has much of a smile on his face. It doesn't look like a very happy family to me.
Dr. Richard Brown
HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
I was glad to finally read a story on our Secretary of State that recognized her superb contributions to our country. Hillary Clinton has represented us well in efforts to promote peace overseas and in the struggle for equality for women and girls. However, I feel we have not received the benefit of her full potential, and I really hope she reconsiders her decision to retire from public service. There is still a lot she could do for the nation.
Your story quoted Hillary Rodham Clinton as saying, "Full equality for women and girls is the great unfinished business of the 21st century." But on the next page, you had a picture of "the things she carries." Had you been writing about a male political figure, would you have rummaged around in his shaving bag? I think not.
Saint Jacob, Ill.
How sad that Kate Middleton didn't pay the parking meter while shopping. She is not superior to the average Brit and should not get preferential treatment.
KATHIE LEE AND HODA
I couldn't stop laughing while reading your story about "TV's craziest couple," Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. The interview sounded just like one of their typical hours on the Today show—totally hilarious. There's not enough lighthearted news on TV these days. Keep up the good work, ladies!
In our April 11 issue, we misstated the name of a Rio de Janeiro neighborhood visited by the Obama family. The district's name is Cidade de Deus. In the same issue, we gave the wrong age for Buddy Valastro's wife, Lisa. She is 31. We regret these errors.
UPDATE | HEARTBREAK, THEN JOY
Two years after a medical mix-up left them reeling, Carolyn and Sean Savage of Sylvania, Ohio, are rejoicing. In 2009 a fertility clinic mistakenly transferred another couple's embryo to Carolyn's womb, but the mother of three brought baby Logan to term, then gave him to the couple. After two subsequent IVF attempts failed, the Savages revealed on April 7 that they are expecting twins this summer through a surrogate. "We never gave up our dream of expanding our family," says Sean. "And we hit the jackpot."