This week, stories to cure the sleep-deprived, and a cool DIY inspired by Spirograph (remember that?).
Our must-reads include Family Circle‘s potentially life-saving advice about heart disease, Entertainment Weekly‘s tribute to David Bowie, and Sean Penn’s clandestine meeting and controversial interview with El Chapo for Rolling Stone.
Plus, as we prepare to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a look at the origin story of Black Lives Matter, and Dr. King’s legacy 50 years after the passing of the Voting Rights Act.
Just tap any of the article titles below to read the story in Texture.
Saying goodbye to the man who was Ziggy Stardust. How the singer, style icon and eternal chameleon ch-ch-ch-changed pop culture forever.
The actor sat down with the world’s most wanted drug lord (just months prior to El Chapo’s January 8 arrest) for this exclusive Rolling Stone report.
Heart disease is America’s No. 1 killer, but only 56% of women know how dangerous it really is. Survivors share secrets for managing the threat.
Think healthy meals at the touch of a button. How a Vietnamese émigré made it to Silicon Valley and is reprogramming dinner in America.
Home, Sweet Home
From new lighting to fresh paint, try these 75 easy tips, quick changes and smart ideas to make your house even lovelier.
A vibrant art collection inspired the makeover of a tech veteran’s Hollywood Hills bachelor pad. How you can bring bold colors into your domain too.
Martha Stewart Living
Remember the spirograph? This old-fashioned toy is just what you need to make your own decorative accents with an of-the-moment geometric look.
Build-it-yourself doesn’t have to equal boring or basic. Pick up some trend-forward tips to reinvigorate your dining space.
The Big Sleep
From the softest pillowcases to the sleekest high-tech tools, must-have products that will help you catch the best z’s of your life.
Nighttime cuddling may be easy, but sharing a bed can be hard. What to do when sleeping with your lover is a nightmare.
If you’re not sleeping, or playing, on one of the new memory-foam mattresses, you don’t know what you’re missing.
To drift off faster and stay out longer, try these six tools to snooze more soundly (you probably own a few already).
MLK and His Civil Rights Legacy
Martin Luther King, Jr. reset the political standard with his “I Have Dream” speech. Presidents have been trying to match his power ever since.
After the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, Essence invited civil activists, authors and thought leaders to ponder: What comes next?
How the growing Black Lives Matter movement and social media are rebooting the civil rights effort for the 21st century.
The New Yorker
Photographer Steve Schapiro followed Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, and shared his portfolio of the historic event.