This Week’s Top 10: Melania Trump’s Family Secrets, Anthony Weiner’s Meltdown, and Tips to Save Your Money

Catch up on the political features, health and home tips, vacation guides, and other stories our readers loved this week! To read the full stories, tap the links from your phone or tablet. Not a member yet? Start your free trial here.

"The Bold One," Allure, June 2016
“The Bold One,” Allure, June 2016
  1. You won’t believe what you see when a psychologist peels back a layer and examines the extraordinary mind of Donald Trump.
  2. Meet Elizabeth, the other (more candid) Olsen.
  3. Weekend work list? Make the most of your space with tips from an artist and her husband.
  4. Get in on the gossip. Melania Trump dishes on her marriage and her politics.

    "Lady and the Trump," GQ, June 2016
    “Lady and the Trump,” GQ, June 2016
  5. What does New York Magazine critic David Edelman have to say about the Weiner documentary?  “We’re voyeurs at a grisly spectacle, a modern political tragicomedy… Poor Huma [Abedin]. Poor us.”
  6. Texture’s first exclusive book excerpt was a hit! What do you think of The Bridge Ladies? The true story of a mother and daughter who repair their broken relationship over the game of bridge.
  7. Good Housekeeping insists we get our color on! Spend your weekend giving these hot color combos a try.

    "Best Family Beach Vacations," Coastal Living, June 2016
    “Best Family Beach Vacations,” Coastal Living, June 2016
  8. The 5 ways you can train your brain to save… because who doesn’t want more money?
  9. School’s (almost) out for summer! A guide to the 5 best family beach vacations.
  10. Want to get your body ready for the beach and still be a total beach bum? Maybe these 10 foods will help you lose those pesky pounds.

Happy Reading!



ICYMI: Growing up Biden, the Face of Fox News, and Summer’s Biggest Blockbuster.

Catch up on the weekend’s gossip, what’s happening in Hollywood, and the best stories in the app now. To read the full features, tap the links from your phone or tablet. Not a member yet? Start your free trial here.


Talk about a triple threat! Jodie Foster, George Clooney, and Julia Roberts collab for the first time ever in their upcoming summer hit Money Monster.


"When Stars Align," Entertainment Weekly, May 20, 2016
“When Stars Align,” Entertainment Weekly, May 20, 2016

Has Megyn Kelly already won the 2016 election? And 11 other questions answered by the face of Fox News.

"12 Questions with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly," TIME, May 23, 2016
“12 Questions with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly,” TIME, May 23, 2016

The Supreme Court may be undecided on the ‘contraceptive mandate,’ but Marie Claire is unwavering in its pro-choice stance. Read Part 1 and Part 2 of their reproductive rights series.

"Mission Critical: The Abortion Debate," Marie Claire, June 2016
“Mission Critical: The Abortion Debate,” Marie Claire, June 2016

Step aside Gigi, is Bella the new “it” girl?

"BELLA," Elle, June 2016
“BELLA,” Elle, June 2016

In an exclusive interview with Popular MechanicsVice President Joe Biden and son Hunter discuss the tragic loss of  Beau Biden, the bond between the Veep and his kids, and what growing up Biden truly means. This is one of those stories that makes you want to hug your kids —or call you parents.

"One Unit, Right to the Very End," Popular Mechanics, June 2016
“One Unit, Right to the Very End,” Popular Mechanics, June 2016


EARLY ACCESS: Girl Gone Wild

Vogue sits down with Margot Robbie, the summer’s hottest star, to discuss her upcoming roles in The Legend of Tarzan and Suicide Squad, and why she is no damsel in distress. Read the full interview in our app before it hits newsstands. 

"Girl Gone Wild," Vogue, June 2016
“Girl Gone Wild,” Vogue, June 2016

“In 2011—after working very hard with a dialect coach to perfect an American accent—she moved to Los Angeles and immediately got a part on the short-lived TV series Pan Am. A supporting role in Richard Curtis’s coming-of-age rom-com About Time followed, and then she was cast as Naomi—that minx from Bay Ridge—in The Wolf of Wall Street. It was a career-defining performance, one that left people agape: Who’s that? 

"Girl Gone Wild," Vogue, June 2016
“Girl Gone Wild,” Vogue, June 2016

As Jared Leto, her costar in Suicide Squad, puts it, ‘She took a role that other people would have had a very difficult time with and elevated it to something spectacular. To be able to stand alongside Leo [DiCaprio], one of the titans of the industry, and be there face-to-face, blow for blow, and not only hold her ground but really shine, was kind of a rare, explosive discovery. It reminded me of Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface.’ At first, Robbie wasn’t even sure she wanted to play such a shrewd ballbuster. ‘When I first read it, I thought, I have nothing in common with her. I hate her. It was a really tricky one to get my head around. But her motivation was ‘You guys are doing it—why shouldn’t I? It’s this man’s world, and I’m going to get mine.’ And I understand that.'” – Jonathan Van Meter

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Happy Birthday, Mark Zuckerberg!

Mark Zuckerberg with Annie Leibovitz in "Chalk and Cheese," Vanity Fair, October 2015.
Mark Zuckerberg with Annie Leibovitz in “Chalk and Cheese,” Vanity Fair, October 2015.

Today, the Facebook founder and crowned social network king turns 32. He told Fast Company that in 2009 his own personal goal was to wear a tie everyday. In the next decade, he has plans for virtual reality, drones, and other, much more ambitious, milestones.

Read the latest on Zuckerberg in our collection, featured in today’s Texture Highlights. Not yet a member? Start your free trial for unlimited access to all the world’s best magazines.

What Should You Read Today?

Head into the weekend with these four great reads suggested by our four editors. To read the full stories, tap the links from your phone or tablet. Not a member yet? Start your free trial here.

1. This week marked the 44th anniversary of Exile on Main Street, which is the perfect time to revisit the working life of Mick & Keith.

"The Ballad of Mick and Keith," Vanity Fair, April 2016
“The Ballad of Mick and Keith,” Vanity Fair, April 2016

2. Before Nike built a billion dollar business around Michael, Tiger, and Lance, they built a philosophy around a rock star runner.

"Pre and Me," Runner's World, June 2016
“Pre and Me,” Runner’s World, June 2016

3. Do you know about the Howard Stern of hip-hop? Meet Charlamagne Tha God.

"Tha God of Radio," New York Magazine, May 2 - 15, 2016
“Tha God of Radio,” New York Magazine, May 2 – 15, 2016

4. If your summer plans don’t include a coast-to-cost food tour, these 34 dishes will convince you otherwise.

"Around the Country in 34 Dishes," Travel + Leisure, June 2016
“Around the Country in 34 Dishes,” Travel + Leisure, June 2016

Have a great weekend, and happy reading!

How Steph Curry Balances Basketball & Family


Is This Why He’s Such a Happy Warrior? The best basketball player on the planet discusses his winning life off the court, with wife Ayesha, a rising culinary star, and their adorable daughters, Riley, 3, and 10-month-old Ryan. How The Couple First Met: In a church group, but, she says, “I wasn’t allowed to date. We always laugh we were both focused on God.” How He Proposed: “It was like something out of The Notebook,” he says. The Only Stat that Matters to Him: “Riley is at the age where she asks where I am and when I’ll be back, counting down how may ‘sleeps’ until Daddy gets home.” Plans for a Home Team Expansion? They’ve agreed to press pause and revisit the idea in about a year. “He’d have three more kids right now if he could,” says Ayesha.

Get a sneak peek of the Q&A with Steph and his wife from the June issue of Parents magazine.

So your date night is getting to watch him play?

SC: It’s not a date night. We’re in the same building, but it’s all eye contact from the stands to the court. And then we have the drive home.

AC: The drive home is the date.

Tell me more about eye contact during a game. 

SC: We have a pregame ritual right before tip-off where I do a sign, and she does it back.

What’s the sign?

SC: Should I give it away?

AC: No.

[Awkward pause.]

SC: We have matching tattoos.

AC: I guess he’s giving it away. [Stephen lifts his sleeve and reveals a tattoo on his left triceps of two arrows pointing at each other.] Why are you flexing your muscles?

SC: I have to show it. This signifies that the past is behind us and the future is in front of us, so we stay in the middle, in the moment I smack my tattoo and she does the same.

AC: It’s a reminder for him to have fun. I never want him to forget that.

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EARLY ACCESS: Fame Won’t Change Amy Schumer


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Vanity Fair’s exclusive interview with the unbelievable, and uncensored, Amy Schumer is now live in our app.

“Followers of Schumer’s Twitter and Instagram accounts, where she often posts pictures of herself and Kim, know Caramele as #roadmanager, a nickname she acquired when she worked for her sister in that capacity after she joined the staff of Inside Amy Schumer. “I’d go to all her [stand-up] shows,” Caramele said. “I was really the liaison between her and the venues. I’d talk to the venue, make sure that everything was O.K., that she had everything she needed, that the house was opening on time. Which is funny, as one thinks back on it, because usually when you see people and their managers, they don’t look like me. I would show up in sweatpants and braids, and people would be like, ‘Who the fuck is this girl?’ I’d be”—she affected an angry, manager-y voice—“ ‘This stool doesn’t have a back and it should.’ And they’d be, ‘Uh, what … ?’ But it made sense because I wanted everything to go well because I love her and care about her. It was a really natural protective thing for me to do.”

Amy Schumer

I told Caramele that it sounded as if she helped keep her sister on an even keel. Not exactly, Kim replied. “She’s not like this dramatic person who will call me with problems every night. She doesn’t call for emotional support. It’s more like if she tweets something or posts a picture of herself on Instagram sitting on a toilet, I’ll text her and be like, ‘Babe … ?’ And she’ll be like, ‘Sorry!’ She used to ask me, like, ‘Can I tweet this?’ And I’d be, ‘No!’ But now she doesn’t ask me and I just yell at her after the fact.”  – Bruce Handy


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Jennifer Garner Finally Speaks Out About Ben Affleck — Exclusive Vanity Fair Interview in Texture

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Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck’s seemingly happy 10-year marriage defied all Hollywood norms—only to crash to a halt last June when they announced their divorce amid rumors that Affleck had been having an affair with the family’s nanny, 28-year-old Christine Ouzounian.

Now, after nearly a year spent in the center of a “tabloid hurricane,” Jennifer Garner is finally ready to move on.

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In this month’s Vanity Fair cover story, Garner opens up about her marriage (“He’s the love of my life”), the divorce and media frenzy (“I took a silent oath with myself last summer to stay offline,”) the nanny (“I have had to have conversations [with my children] about the meaning of ‘scandal'”), and her career (she’s the lead in this month’s Miracles from Heaven).

Read the full Vanity Fair exclusive in Texture today, or start your free trial for unlimited access to all the world’s top magazines in one app.

Relive 2015’s Greatest Moments in Tech, Sports, and Pop Culture

For much of the year, the headlines were grim and relentless, but we took comfort in these stories of hope and willpower. Just tap the titles to read each story in your Texture app, or start a free trial now.

On the tech front, we obsessed about virtual reality, immortality, round-trips to Mars and dating at the swipe of a finger.

We witnessed some of the greatest moments in sports history, from American Pharoah’s triumph to Ronda Rousey’s candor in the face of a surprising defeat.

In entertainment, we shared in the excitement over the return of Adele, the continued ascension of Taylor Swift, and the total galactic takeover of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Here’s a look back at some of 2015’s most fascinating people and events.

Best of Tech 2015

Elon Musk: The Martian


One of his companies is trying to upend the auto industry. Another is trying to put people on Mars, and yet another is trying to bring electricity to everyone who needs it. Elon Musk wants to reinvent the world in a single lifetime. But is the future ready for Elon Musk?

Tinder Is The Night

Vanity Fair

Phones have become an all-day, every-day handheld singles club. But is Tinder killing romance? A debrief of twentysomethings who swipe reveals the downside of dating apps.

Mark Zuckerberg: "These Things Can't Fail"

Fast Company

As Facebook has grown, so too have CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s ambitions. An inside look at how his vision for virtual reality, AI and drones will cement his dominance for the next decade.

Google Ventures and the Search for Immortality

Bloomberg Markets

“If you ask me today, is it possible to live to be 500? The answer is yes,” says Bill Maris, president of Google Ventures. And with $425 million to invest, he’s looking for companies that will slow aging, reverse disease and extend life.

The Year in Sports

Ronda Rousey's Painful Loss

ESPN The Magazine

In Ronda Rousey’s emotional first interview since her knockout loss to Holly Holm, she is sad, angry and determined. “I need to come back. I need to beat this chick.”

Ray Rice: "Man, They Just Don't Know Who I Am"

New York Magazine

Ray Rice was among the best running backs in football. And then came that infamous elevator video and a swift fall from grace. Here, his redemption campaign.

American Pharoah: He Could Not Be Denied

Sports Illustrated

His breathtaking victory at Belmont gave racing its first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, and American Pharoah made it look easy. His win was even sweeter than we hoped.

ESPN Body 2015

ESPN The Magazine

These athletes exhibit form and function at its furthest limits, but they also make themselves vulnerable. In this year’s lineup: Brittney Griner, Bryce Harper, The Colts’ O-linemen and more.

Having a Moment

Entertainer of the Year: Jennifer Lawrence

Entertainment Weekly

At 25, she’s an Oscar winner and Hollywood’s most bankable actress. Now, as she bids farewell to Katniss and hello to her most adult role yet, Jennifer Lawrence is done playing games.

An Empire Reboots

Vanity Fair

It’s been a decade since the last Star Wars installment. Episode VII director J.J. Abrams reveals the challenges and pleasures of taking over that “galaxy far, far away.”

The Showstopper: Misty Copeland


As the first African American principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, Misty Copeland makes history, beautifully.

Gay Marriage: Wedlocked


After the Supreme Court settled the issue of gay marriage, David Moore and David Ermold applied for a marriage license in Kentucky. When they were denied, they fought back.

The Cover Wars: Adele vs. Taylor



Weren’t we told they don’t make pop stars this big anymore? Nobody bothered to tell Taylor Swift. GQ interrogates the most popular human alive.

Adele Is Music's Past, Present & Future


She’s been described as a “national treasure” and a “unicorn.” Her new album has hit historic sales numbers. But, says the humble artist, “You’re only as good as your next record.”

The Maxim Hot 100 #1: Taylor Swift


Dazzling, self-assured and ferociously talented, Taylor Swift is the world’s most relevant and intriguing woman. Now what will she do for an encore?

She's the One: Adele's Triumphant Return

Rolling Stone

With a record-setting 50 million YouTube views for her single “Hello,” Adele is back. Rolling Stone chronicles her triumphant post-heartbreak return.

Today in New & Noteworthy

“Nobody really reads books, so I’m just going to fill the shelves with white books, for looks.” -Los Angeles real estate developer Nile Niami, talking about staging a home he plans to sell for $500 million

File Oct 29, 6 33 40 PMIt’s rough when you just can’t quite squeeze the gun range into the floor plan, right? Real estate developer Nile Niami managed to shoehorn everything else into the 100,000 s.f. mansion he’s building in Bel Air, like the five swimming pools—including the infinity pool…for the guesthouse—as well as the moat, sky deck, putting green, lounge with walls made of jellyfish tanks, nightclub, casino, motor court, 40-seat screening room, glass-walled library (the one with the white books no one will read), two-story waterfall and 6,000-s.f. master suite. Read it all in Details.

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One day last year, Daniel Boulud got a call no chef ever wants to receive: It was the head of the Michelin restaurant guide, letting Boulud know that his famed restaurant, Daniel, was being demoted from three stars (the highest ranking) to two. Vanity Fair speaks to Boulud and other chefs about the ratings, the persistent French influence on fine dining, and how losing a star is “like losing a girlfriend.”

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A history of breast cancer only matters on your mother’s side, right? Wrong. Health busts five medical myths so deeply ingrained, many doctors still believe them. The magazine polled a range of experts and compiled a list of accepted medical “facts” that are not only incorrect, but could have serious, even life-threatening consequences. In addition to the whoppers, they’ve included four less-serious but still surprising factoids. (Spoiler alert: Drinking lots of water does not help your complexion. Bummer.)


File Oct 29, 6 34 17 PMZoey loves pizza and admires Kylie Jenner’s style. Leo is majoring in film. Brooklyn was voted prom queen earlier this year. Arin says he finds happiness in the mountains. They sound like just about any teenager from Anytown, USA, but these kids have worked hard for their normalcy: They’re all transgender. Read more about them, and about trans activist and reality star Jazz Jennings, in Seventeen.

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