Today’s Highlights: Charlie Sheen Breaks His Silence | Idris Elba’s Indescribable Appeal | France’s Solidarity

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Charlie Sheen: Breaking His Silence

Father of five Charlie Sheen has been living with HIV for the past four years, as he confirmed to Today host Matt Lauer earlier this week. HELLO! Canada reports on Sheen’s decision to come forward with the diagnosis, and the reactions from his family and friends.


The Best of Details: Idris Elba

Today we explore some of our favorite cover stories from Details, the men’s magazine that will publish its final issue next month. See the full collection in Highlights in your Texture app, or dive right into one of our most popular: ‘The Undeniable, Indescribable Appeal of Idris Elba.’


‘All of France is Suffering’

Parisians are clinging to the ideals of fraternité and liberté. Still, on the streets, there are fears of dangerous divisions and more trouble to come. Maclean’s reports on Paris, the spiritual heart of France, and the citizens united both in mourning and a solidarity stronger than terror.

Texture Highlights: Obama’s “Career Year” | Woman Crush Wednesday | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the Paris Attacks

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Bill Simmons’ Q&A with the President of the United States


“At one point during the hour I spent interviewing [President Obama] at the White House this fall, he casually compared himself to Aaron Rodgers, and he wasn’t bragging.” In GQ’s exclusive white house interview, the leader of the free world sits down with the free agent of the year—HBO’s Bill Simmons—to discuss the Obama era and beyond.

Woman Crush Wednesday: Amber Heard and Claire Danes



Growing up, Amber Heard was determined to leave the confines of her small Texas hometown—and she’s done it in a big way. The world-wandering actress, who costars in this month’s ‘The Danish Girl,’ has made the world her playground.

Claire Danes may disappear in to intense roles, but in real life, she reveals herself to be goofy, funny, and a bit philosophical. See Amber Heard in Marie Claire, Claire Danes in Allure, and the rest of our woman-crushes on the Highlights page in your Texture app.

 ‘Paris Was Not About Religion’ by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


After the attack on French newspaper Charlie Hebdo back in January 2015, six-time NBA champion and New York Times best-selling author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had this to say. “Violence committed in the name of religion is never about religion—it’s about money.” Read the full commentary in TIME.

NEW Title: Fearless Journalism from Mother Jones


Mother Jones reports on the most urgent issues of our day, from politics and climate change to education and the food we eat, delivered through revelatory scoops and deep-dive investigations. In the latest issue, our newest magazine asks difficult questions about how we identify mass shooters, and takes readers inside the race to stop them. Then, a look at Jeb Bush’s governorship in Florida examines the Sunshine State’s history of felon disenfranchisement.

Texture subscribers can catch up with the magazine’s most gripping cover stories from the last year, thanks to unlimited access to Mother Jones back issues as far back as July / August 2014, and can tap any of the stories below to start reading.

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Can Bernie Sanders change politics for good?

Maaaybe a wild-haired socialist from Vermont won’t win the presidency. But Bernie Sanders’ run just might change politics forever.

The Surprisingly Cheap Way to Fix Homelessness

More and more cities are finding that giving the homeless a place to live saves millions. Can common sense scale?

Are You Racist?

Science is beginning to unmask the bigot inside your brain.

The Making of the Warrior Cop

Drones, sniper rifles, armored vehicles, and a billion-dollar credit line: 72 hours with the nation’s top SWAT teams.

Five Don’t-Miss Stories on American Heroes

In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Texture Editorial Team has put together a special collection on the brave men and women who serve in our nation’s armed forces. Find the ‘A Salute to Our Heroes’ collection on the Highlights page in Texture, or tap the links below to dive right into your Texture app on mobile or tablet. Not yet a member? Start your free trial.

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Sgt. Remsburg’s Journey Back – People June 2, 2014

After being hit by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in 2009, Army Ranger Cory Remsburg put in years of hard work—and frustration—to overcome a traumatic brain injury, two collapsed lungs, paralysis, and vocal cord damage. Saluted by President Obama in the January 2014 State of the Union address, he became the face of America’s wounded warriors overnight. People visits Sgt. Remsburg at home, inspired by his battle for recovery, persistent optimism, and dedication to helping other veterans.

Joining Forces – Entrepreneur November 2015

More than 5,600 veterans have become franchisees in the past four years, thanks in part to the International Franchise Association’s VetFran program. Here, Entrepreneur’s list of the top 100 franchises offering discounts, mentorship, and training to veterans looking to become business owners.

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We Help Other Women Veterans – All You November 2015

They served their country with honor, only to fight other battles—homelessness, injustice, PTSD—once back at home. Now these three female vets lend a hand to their sister soldiers who face the same struggles. Read their stories in Texture.

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A Hero’s Happy Ending – Woman’s Day November 2015

When Staff Sergeant Chloe Wells adopted a former military dog, she learned that animals could suffer from PTSD too. Now she makes sure canine veterans get the help they need. Woman’s Day explores military war dog Ddoc’s journey and new role as therapy dog for fellow warriors.

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The Veteran’s Guide to Financial Success – Money November 2015

A life in uniform certainly isn’t easy, but hanging up your boots presents its own challenges—many of them financial. From landing a job to planning for retirement, here’s Money’s advice on how to make coming home really pay off.

Happy Veterans Day and Happy Reading!

- The Texture Team

Texture Highlights: Obama as OUT Ally of the Year | Great Gadget Geek Gift Guide | #ThxBirthControl | EARLY Access: Holiday Gifts & Festive Cookies

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OUT Ally of the Year: President Barack Obama

The repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” An end to the ban on transgender military service. The ongoing effort to create a more diverse judiciary. And marriage equality as a a constitutional matter. For all this, President Barack Obama was named OUT Magazine‘s Ally of the Year, and is the first President to appear on the cover of an LGBT magazine. Read OUT’s interview with the POTUS here.

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Tech Tuesday: The Great Gift Guide for the Gadget Geek

The latest electronics are sure to bring joy to the lives of your gadget-geek friends and family members this holiday season. Consumer Reports has the ultimate guide to this year’s top techie gifts—from the FitBit Surge to the a wireless BBQ/Oven to the Apple iPhone 6s—perfect for enjoying your Texture reads.

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#ThxBirthControl Takes Social Media by Storm

In an effort to “turn up the volume and turn down controversy,” The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is asking women to share thoughts on everything that birth control makes possible for individuals and society using the hashtag #ThxBirthControl. Learn more in Texture, with  Marie Claire’s “The Smart Girl’s Guide to Birth Control.”

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Just for Texture Members, EARLY Access to Holiday Gifts & Seasonal Cookies

Two festive holiday issues are available today in Texture—before they hit newsstands. Check out Real Simple for 100 holiday gifts under $50, including finds for the foodie, the pet lover, the little ones, and more. Then indulge your sweet tooth with Country Living’s “Everything Guide to Holiday Cookies.” We’re talking Red Velvet Snowballs, Triple Chocolate-Hazelnut Cookies, White-Chocolate-Peppermint Blondies, and more.

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Today’s Highlights: Man Crush Monday | Peanut Butter Lovers’ Month | The World According to Ben Carson | Adele’s Triumphant Return

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Man Crush Monday

Are you head over heels for Glamour ‘Guy of the Month’ Chris Hemsworth and his Australian accent? Does ever-intense actor Clive Owen make you swoon? Read about Chris Hemsworth’s latest movie ‘Heart of the Sea’ in Glamour and Clive Owen’s ideal role in Interview.

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Peanut Butter Lovers’ Month

Peanut butter is just so delicious it deserves its own month. Jump into the ooey, gooey goodness of some of our favorite PB recipes inside the app.

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The World Through Ben Carson’s Surgical Magnifying Glass

Why does the surging Republican Candidate say so many inflammatory things? Do his upbringing, his faith, and his friends provide an answer? Newsweek investigates.

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The Triumphant Return of Adele

“It’d be a bit tragic to do another heartbreak album—not even tragic, a cliché!” Rolling Stone brings us an exclusive glimpse at Adele’s life in the years since 21, and goes behind the making of “Hello” and her forthcoming album, 25. 

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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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New & Noteworthy Stories for Wednesday

“I said, ‘I want to do what Jim Carrey’s doing.’ I was looking for something he didn’t want.” -Sandra Bullock, on finding the best roles

Time Sandra BullockSome of today’s biggest, most bankable female actors are still faced with a simple fact: The most substantive leading roles are written for men. Their solution? Rewrite male characters as female characters, then play the heck out of them, bring in serious box office, and win lots of awards. Sandra Bullock talks to TIME about the ongoing fight for gender equality in Hollywood, and how the efforts of stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Geena Davis, Emily Blunt, Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron will have a trickle-down effect for girls and women everywhere.


GQ GroomzillaSpeaking of flipping the script, GQ writer Zach Baron ‘fesses up to being the ultimate Groomzilla—and liking it. Baron’s fiancée couldn’t care less about flower arrangements and seating charts, but he cares…oh, how he cares. Read his hilarious, honest and long overdue admission, just one step in a long march toward a recalibration of gender roles in America…and also, finally, validation for women everywhere who have been forced to care about tablecloth colors.


Marie Claire Ruby RoseActress and DJ Ruby Rose made a splash on season three of Orange Is the New Black, but she had a real impact when she cohosted the MTV Europe Music Awards with Ed Sheeran this past weekend. As she took the stage to introduce Duran Duran, Rose—who has long identified as gender fluid—said, “Ladies and gentlemen and everyone in between…” This short, sweet and inclusive turn of phrase lit up the Twitterverse with praise. Unfortunately, when the show aired in the U.S. a few hours later, the moment had been edited out. MTV defended the decision, saying the show was simply “cut down for air in the U.S.” and the full version is available online. Read more about Rose—whose gender-morphing video, Break Free, has been viewed more than 13.5 million times—in Marie Claire.


New Yorker 50 Best RestaurantsGroucho Marx famously said he wouldn’t want to belong to any club that would accept him as a member. What would he have to say about the “exclusive” list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants? The New Yorker‘s Lauren Collins explores the history, influence, reputation and methods of the powerful list—which is partly sponsored by San Pellegrino—and its effect on chefs and venues across the globe. “If the wine industry has become Parkerized,” Collins writes, “then the restaurant world might be said to have been Pellegrinoed.”

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New & Noteworthy Stories, by the Numbers

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The dollar amount that Katy Perry will pay in cash for the $14.5 million purchase of an 8-acre estate in Los Angeles if she prevails in a legal battle involving a dwindling religious order, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, a restaurateur in remission from late-stage cancer, and, yes, five aging nuns. The nuns say the pop star “represents everything we don’t believe in,” writes Billboard in this week’s issue. They would prefer to sell the property to nightlife impresario and restaurant owner Dana Hollister, who is willing to pay $15.5 million and plans to turn the compound into a hotel. Read all about it.

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The duration of time, in seconds, during which broadcaster Dick Stockton remained silent after Red Sox player Carlton Fiske’s epic, once-in-a-lifetime walkoff home run, which ended Game 6 of the 1975 World Series. Sports Illustrated explores the significance of that play—and that game—both for Major League Baseball and for the relationship between sports and television. Just before his silence, Stockton uttered the now-famous words, “There it goes! A long drive…. If it stays fair…. Home run!” Even now, decades later, he tells the magazine, he cannot walk through an airport without someone recognizing him and repeating those words to him.

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The number of refugees, mostly Syrian, that Germany will welcome by the end of the year. In a break with other European Union countries, Germany believes that Middle Eastern migrants present an opportunity, rather than a crisis. Fortune explores the possibility that an influx of refugees could actually bring significant economic growth to the countries that take them in, rather than drain resources. “If we manage to quickly train those that come to us and get them into work, said Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s vice chancellor, “then we will solve one of our biggest problems for the economic future of our country: the skills shortage.”

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The distance, in miles, over which a polar bear can pick up the scent of a seal. These Arctic carnivores need to be really, really good at tracking down food, because they live in a bitterly cold environment. They also can have up to four inches of fat—covered by two layers of fur—to help keep them warm in winter! Learn more amazing animal facts like these in National Geographic Kids look at The 20 Cutest Animals of All Time. Cutest photo: sea otter floating on its back. Cutest fact: Male emperor penguins huddle together by the hundreds for warmth—and regularly rotate so each penguin gets a turn in the toasty middle. Awwwwwww.

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Monday’s New & Noteworthy Stories

Marie Claire Millionaire“I’m so far from where I started that I feel like I’ve already made it.” -Jean Brownhill Lauer, founder of Sweeten

For a little Monday motivation, read about three women who struggled to pay the bills before working their way into hugely successful careers. Jean Brownhill Lauer grew up poor, down the street from crack houses. Elle Kaplan came to New York City with $200 and a simple goal: to help women take charge of their own money management. Kat Cole started out as a Hooters hostess…while working two other jobs. Learn where these trailblazers are today—and how they did it—in Marie Claire‘s “I went from flat broke to millionaire.

Cosmo Demi Lovato

What’s that screeching sound? (Covers ears.) Oh that? That’s just the sound of a million young girls reacting to this morning’s announcement that Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas are going on tour together! Tickets to the Forever Now tour go on sale November 7. Until then, content yourself with reading about the unstoppable, unfathomably awesome Demi in the September issue of Cosmopolitan.


Bloomberg Businessweek 2015-10-26 00:00:00 CoverBonnie Ross is the executive behind the guns-a-blazin’ action and elaborate world-building of video game Halo 5: Guardians, which comes out tomorrow. Most of us don’t think of the words “women” and “gaming” in the same sentence, but Ross has been running the Halo show since 2007. Read more about her path to the top job—and the pressure on Halo 5 to save the Xbox—in Bloomberg Businessweek.

Health UnBoob Job

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and it’s important to remember that breast health means many things. Health magazine explores the trend of women getting an “(un)boob job”—having their breast implants removed. Some women have an “explant” because their feelings about their appearance have changed; others do it to avoid costly surgeries down the line. Many choose to undergo the procedure because, as they age, they become concerned that their implants will prevent a mammogram from spotting trouble. Find their stories in the November issue.


Smithsonian Tituba

The Salem witch trials have been investigated, reported on and fictionalized in every possible medium, but not much is known about how the whole mess started. Renowned author Stacy Schiff explores the Satanic tipping point—and the little-discussed but crucial role of an Indian slave named Tituba—in the November issue of Smithsonian. How did Tituba come to play such a major part in the crisis? And why, over the years, has her identity shifted “from Indian to half-Indian to half-black to black” to, finally, a “Negro slave”?

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