As acrid smoke lingered in the air and earthquakes rumbled through the eastern Congolese city of Goma, desperate residents braved still-hot lava to comb through debris from buildings that once housed thousands. Nearly 500,000 people fled across the Rwandan border after the Jan. 17 eruption of Mount Nyiragongo, 20 km north of the city.
I was 8 when my parents divorced (“The Happy Divorce,” Cover, Jan. 21). My life changed drastically—for the better. Both my parents moved on to remarry. My father, stepmother and half-brothers would normally stay for dinner every second Sunday when they dropped me and my sister off at our mother and stepfathers home.
How do you wave your Maple Leaf in a room full of American comedians? For Joel Cohen and Tim Long—the only Canadian writers working on The Simpsons—the answer was to set an episode in their native land. The Feb. 17 show, “The Bart Wants What It Wants,” features Bart falling in love with a girl who moves to Toronto.
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