“Thanks to Gwyneth and Chris for being true to themselves”
Los Altos, Calif.
I have total respect for them. I think they tried very hard to make things work and are being very adult in handling their separation. I don’t get why people seem to hate Gwyneth so much. I think she’s smart, beautiful and a great role model for women in general.
Heather via PEOPLE.com
Going through a divorce, or “conscious uncoupling,” or whatever you choose to call it, is hard enough. To have it splashed on the cover of your magazine is really despicable. This is a very private matter, and these people deserve some privacy. Shame on you for making this your cover.
Kristin Howard via e-mail
While ending a marriage, especially with children involved, is always sad, did this “conscious uncoupling” need to be eight pages, including a letter from the editor and the cover? A comment in your Passages section would have sufficed.
HEROES AMONG US
Thank God for Ara and Robert Hunt! It’s so wonderful of them to adopt and then take in their daughter’s brother as well. He should be proud to be a part of the family. I loved the touching story.
I am appalled that Josh Elliot wanted $10 million to stay with ABC. The greed of so many newspeople! They report so often on the poor and needy, but they expect to get millions for what they do.
AMAZING TEEN SCIENTISTS
This should have been your cover story. This is when the word “amazing” really applies. What these young people are doing is so wonderful and encouraging. Congratulations to them and their parents. It is much more important and interesting than any celebrity.
Anne Loftus via e-mail
I was so impressed by the Whiz Kids article that I had to write a letter before I finished the whole magazine. It is inspiring to see so many young people who are tackling the current challenges that our world is facing. It gives me hope for our future. I only pray that their inventions become affordable.
KILLED IN CAPTIVITY
Your story on the animals in the Copenhagen Zoo left me in total shock and disbelief. I was absolutely heartbroken. I can’t believe there were no other options for these beautiful animals.
Has the Danish zoo not heard of animal sanctuaries? I shared the article with friends who were equally outraged. These were young and vibrant animals.
R.P. Raymond via e-mail
The Oscar Pistorius Trial
Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, 27, took the stand at his murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, on April 7 and apologized to the family of Reeva Steenkamp, 29, the girlfriend he is accused of shooting in his home on Valentine’s Day 2013. “I can’t imagine the pain and emptiness and sorrow that I’ve caused,” he testified, at times so quietly the judge had to ask him to speak up. “I was simply trying to protect Reeva. I can promise you that when she went to bed that night, she felt loved.” The Olympic sprinter, portrayed by prosecutors as a jealous boyfriend obsessed with guns, has pleaded not guilty. He faces a minimum of 25 years in prison if convicted of premeditated murder in the death of Steenkamp.