U.S. Coast Guard airlifts family to safety in California mudslides

Dramatic video shows the moment a family of five was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard after a powerful rainstorm triggered flash floods and mudslides which killed at least 13 people.

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TIME Person of the Year 2017: The Silence Breakers


Time magazine has named the social movement aimed at raising awareness about sexual harassment and assault as the most influential ‘person’ in 2017. Read the full article on the Texture app.


California Wildfire Prompts State of Emergency and Threatens 12,000 Homes


An unrelenting wildfire fanned by dry Santa Ana winds has threatened more than 12,000 homes in and around Ventura, California. Read the full story in the Texture app.


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


High Times with Aspen’s Cannabis Kingpin

high times outside magazine

Jordan Lewis runs the ritziest pot store in the country: Aspen, Colorado’s Silverpeak Apothecary, where sommelier-like “budtenders” sell gourmet ganja in a designer showroom. But soon after he arrived, he found himself under siege from locals worried about that skunky smell wafting over their mountain valley. It’s enough to drive a man to toke.

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Texture Welcomes Heed Magazine to the Lineup


Texture is excited to add Heed Magazine to an ever-growing lineup, joining other Men’s Lifestyle titles such as Esquire, GQ, Men’s Journal, and OUT as part of the 180+ title Texture catalog.

Heed is a metropolitan-minded publication focused on positive and diverse perspectives. Their stories celebrate people, diving into where they came from, how they got to where they are, the struggles they overcame, and their message of hope.

Tap from your tablet or phone to read the latest cover story, ‘Jordan Fisher Wants To Do It All’ from Heed’s March/April issue.

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By Popular Demand: ‘The Atlantic’ Joins the Texture Lineup

Not yet a Texture member? Start your free trial for unlimited access to The Atlantic and 180+ other magazines. 

Readers asked. We listened. With The Atlantic—one of the most-requested titles—now available in Texture, members have access to even more coverage and analysis of current events, international affairs, and culture.


The Atlantic joins TIME, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, and more as part of Texture’s News & Politics lineup, bringing the full Texture catalog to over 180 of the world’s top magazines.

Since its inception, The Atlantic has given voice to some of the most provocative ideas of its time, from Henry David Thoreau’s blunt naturalism to Martin Luther King’s calls for justice.

Texture members, tap here from your phone or tablet to read The Atlantic‘s most recent issue or back issues, featuring stories such as Obama’s Hardest Decision and Alaska, The Land of Missing Persons.

Reader’s Digest joins Texture, along with Taste of Home and The Family Handyman

A popular request by Texture members, Reader’s Digest is now available in the app, along with other Trusted Media Brands titles Taste of Home and The Family Handyman. 

Start your free trial for unlimited access to all the world’s best magazines.


Reader’s Digest is packed with inspiring stories, hilarious jokes, and surprising advice on health, home, and more. Texture members, tap to read ’50 Secrets Hospitals Won’t Tell You’ from the February 2016 issue.

Taste of Home features home-style recipes and tips, each a kitchen-tested family favorite made with everyday ingredients. From the April / May issue, new and fresh slow cooker recipes—from sesame pulled pork sandwiches to loaded potato leek soup.

The Family Handyman is one of America’s oldest do it yourself magazines, providing step-by-step instructions and how-to photos to help you achieve any home improvement project or repair. From the April issue, ’14 Tips for Outdoor Lighting.’

Enjoy the most recent issues of our three new titles as soon as they hit newsstands, along with an archive of back issues. Not yet a member? Start your free trial today.

March Mag-ness Giveaway Official Rules


Please read these rules before entering the Texture® March Mag-ness Giveaway (the “Giveaway”). You agree that, by submitting an entry, you will be bound by these Official Rules and you acknowledge that you satisfy all giveaway eligibility requirements.

Eligibility. If you are an individual legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia currently residing in the United States and are older than 18 years of age, you are eligible to enter the Giveaway. Our employees and our employees’ immediate family members (spouses, domestic partners, parents, grandparents, siblings, children and grandchildren), and our affiliates, advisors or advertising/promotion agencies (and their immediate family members) are not eligible to enter the Giveaway.

Giveaway Period. The Giveaway begins at 9:00:00 a.m. (PT) on March 1, 2016 and ends at 11:59:00 p.m. (PT) on March 31, 2016 (the “Giveaway Period”). Drawings for prizes will take place at the following times, and prize winners will be contacted by email within 2 business days of each drawing:

9:00:00 a.m. PT on Monday, March 7

9:00:00 a.m. PT on Monday, March 14

9:00:00 a.m. PT on Monday, March 21

9:00:00 a.m. PT on Monday, March 28

9:00:00 a.m. PT on Monday, April 4

To be eligible for each prize drawing during the Giveaway Period, you must enter via either Entry Method #1 or Entry Method #2 below:

Entry Method #1 Texture subscribers will receive one (1) entry per day throughout the Giveaway Period for signing in to the Texture app for any length of time during that day using any app-compatible device. Non-existing Texture subscribers can start a free trial on texture.com in order to sign in to the app and earn entries via Method #1.

Entry Method #2 To receive one (1) entry per day throughout the Giveaway Period without having a Texture account and signing in to the Texture app, send a 3×5 card with your name, address, e-mail address, and phone number to: Texture March Mag-ness Giveaway, 4600 Bohannon Drive, Suite 100, Menlo Park, CA 94025.

5 Sweepstakes drawings will occur throughout the Giveaway Period. To be eligible for each Sweepstakes drawing, you must have signed in to the Texture app at least once during March prior to the drawing, or you must have sent a mail-in entry received by the deadline for each Entry Period. Limit of one (1) entry per person using only one (1) Texture account or email address per day during the Giveaway Period, regardless of entry method. You may not use multiple customer accounts or email addresses to enter the Giveaway, and entries submitted from the same person through multiple accounts will be disqualified.

Mailing List. By entering the Giveaway, you consent to being placed on a mailing list for promotional and other materials from Texture. You may update or change your e-mail preferences by selecting “unsubscribe” at the bottom of any Texture email.

Other Promotions. Please note that we may be running similar giveaways at the same time as this Giveaway. By entering this Giveaway, you will not be eligible to receive any prize awarded in any other giveaway unless you enter each sweepstakes separately.

Prize. 5 winners will be awarded an Apple Watch (worth $349)

The total retail value of all prizes awarded will be $1,745.

Each winner will be responsible for paying all costs and expenses related to the prize that are not specifically mentioned, including, but not limited to taxes and any other expenses that might reasonably be incurred by a winner in receiving or using the prize.

Prize Drawing. 5 random drawings will be held throughout the Giveaway Period from among all eligible entries received within the month of March at the time of each drawing. We will notify each potential winner by e-mail provided within two (2) business days following the drawing, and each potential winner will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release. We will select an alternative potential winner if any potential winner does not claim the prize within 72 hours of notification, or meet the eligibility criteria. The prizes will be awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). Limit 1 prize per person for a total of 5 Sweepstakes winners.

Odds of Winning. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received throughout the Giveaway Period.

Additional Terms. We may, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and in our sole discretion, change these rules or cancel the Giveaway at any time; or modify, terminate, or suspend the Giveaway should viruses, worms, bugs, unauthorized human intervention or other causes beyond our control corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play of the Giveaway or submission of entries. We are not responsible for: (a) lost, misdirected, late, postage due, incomplete, or unintelligible entries or for inaccurate entry information, whether caused by you or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Giveaway, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of entries; (b) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Giveaway; (c) any error in the operation or transmission, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries, or for technical, network, telephone, computer, hardware or software, malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of, or failure to receive any entry information on account of technical problems; or (d) injury or damage to your or any other computer resulting from downloading any materials in connection with the Giveaway. We may, in our sole discretion, disqualify any individual found to be: (x) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Giveaway; (y) acting in violation of these rules; or (z) acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. If your entry is incomplete or if you use robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods, your entry will be void. The authorized subscriber of the e-mail account used to enter the Giveaway at the actual time of entry will be deemed to be the participant and must comply with these rules in the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple users having the same e-mail account. The authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domains associated with the submitted e-mail addresses. No greater than the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules will be awarded. If any technical errors occur in the selection of any potential prize winner or if more prizes are claimed than the number of prizes being awarded as provided in these Official Rules, we may award the prizes by random drawing from among all eligible claimants.

Miscellaneous. The Giveaway is governed by the laws of the United States. The Giveaway and all accompanying materials are © 2015 by Next Issue Media LLC and its affiliates. All rights reserved. If you win a prize, you may not transfer, assign, or redeem the prize for cash. We may substitute a prize with a prize of equal or greater value. Each winner agrees (for himself or herself and his or her heirs) that, by accepting the prize, we, along with each of our respective affiliates and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”), will have no liability, and will be held harmless by the winner for any liability, loss, injury or damage to property or person, including death, and reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize or participation in the Giveaway, even if caused or contributed to by the negligence of any of the Released Parties. You agree that our decisions related to the Giveaway and the random drawings are final. Each winner agrees that, by participating in the Giveaway, we may use the winner’s name, image or likeness in any manner and in any medium for our promotional purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law, and we may be required to disclose the winner’s address to state regulatory authorities.

Winners’ List

After we confirm the Winners, we will post the Winners names, with first name and last initial, at https://www.texture.com/2016/02/25/march-mag-ness-giveaway-official-rules until December 31, 2016.


Sponsor. Next Issue Media LLC (“we” or “us”), 4600 Bohannon Drive, Suite 100, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Privacy Notice: All information submitted in connection with this Giveaway will be treated in accordance with these Official Rules and Next Issue Media’s Privacy Notice https://www.nextissue.com/legal/privacy-policy/.


Honoring the Year’s Best in Print and Digital Media


The Texture team was honored to sponsor and attend the publishing industry’s biggest night of the year, the 50th annual Ellie Awards. Read about the experience below, and check out our roundup of the winners.

On February 1, magazine editors ditched ‘caucusing’ to gather at the Grand Hyatt in New York City for the 50th Ellie Awards ceremony. Presented by the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME), along with the Columbia Journalism School, the awards recognize print and digital titles, editors, writers, photographers, designers and videographers for their excellence. The evening was hosted by NBC News’ Tamron Hall, who said she learned more from the magazines she kept stacked under her bed while growing up in Luling, Texas than she did at school.

Judges from across the country selected winners in a broad range of categories including “Best Publication for a Single-Topic Issue,” “Best Feature Photography,” and “General Excellence in Service and Lifestyle Content.” Hard-hitting journalism, genius creativity and fun-loving narrative were praised alike. Matter’s piece on a globally renowned Ebola expert who was denied treatment when he contracted the disease (“My Nurses Are Dead, and I Don’t Know If I’m Already Infected” by Joshua Hammer) earned kudos for “Best Reporting,” while Eater’s advice on drinking your way through the most magical place on Earth (“The Eater Guide to Surviving Disney World”) won the “Leisure Interests” crown.

Ellie Awards

There were laughs (Lucky Peach’s editor expressed his gratitude for an organization that honors astounding pieces of journalism with “bronze elephants,”), as well as some tears when David Granger accepted his final Ellie as editor-in-chief of Esquire.

“Magazines are getting larger, not smaller. I hope we’re not delusional,” said Adam Moss, editor-in-chief of New York magazine, which took home bronze elephants for “General Excellence in News, Sports and Entertainment,” “Best Magazine Section” (for The Culture Pages), “Best Multimedia” and “Best Website.”

Texture members, experience a collection of the winning articles by tapping any of the titles below on your phone or tablet. Not yet a member? Start your free trial.

The Winners Are...