High Times with Aspen’s Cannabis Kingpin

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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.

Texture members, tap from your phone or tablet to read the full story. Not yet a member? Start your free trial.

Texture Welcomes Heed Magazine to the Lineup

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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.

Not yet a member? Start your Texture trial now.

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.

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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.

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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

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

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

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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.

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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...

NEW Title: Conservative Commentary from National Review

National Review is America’s most influential conservative journal, with in-depth editorial, news, opinion, and culture. It’s also our newest title, joining TIME, The New Yorker and New York Magazine in Texture’s News & Politics category. With ten magazines covering the news from every angle, Texture readers can stay informed with unlimited access to current and back issues. Or, tap News & Politics to browse Top Stories and thoughtfully curated Collections from our Editorial team.

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Texture subscribers can tap any of the headlines below to read some of National Review’s biggest cover stories from the past year.

Not yet a Texture subscriber? Start your free trial to access all of these stories, plus an all-you-can-read pass to every magazine in the Texture catalog.

The Good Fight

One subplot of the Republican presidential-nomination battle has been an increasingly vicious and personal contest between two first-time senators: Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.

Trump: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Trump is unlikely to be the Republican nominee and will probably not even be a serious threat to Republicans as a third-party candidate next year. But he has exposed and widened the fissures on the American right.

The Truth About Mass Incarceration

American criminal justice has drifted away from its moral roots. The Left has forgotten how to blame and punish, and too often the Right has forgotten how to forgive.

Uber and Goliath

Even the nation’s oldest consumer-advocacy organization thinks Uber et al. serve the public better than the highly regulated taxi cartels. The evolution away from the old system may not always take the most direct route, but it is moving in the right direction.

Readers’ Choice Giveaway Official Rules

The Texture® Readers’ Choice Giveaway: Official Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

Potential Winners.

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Melissa D.

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Please read these rules before entering the Texture® Readers’ Choice 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 January 5, 2016 and ends at 11:59:00 p.m. (PT) on January 26, 2016 (the “Giveaway Period”). Three prize drawings will take place on January 27th, 2016, and winners will be notified via email after entering their email address at https://m.bsh.io/nep/microsite/texture/best-covers/vote/.

To be eligible for a prize drawing, you must enter via one of the Entry Methods below.

Entry Method #1 You may receive up to ten (10) entries for voting on your favorite magazine cover in each category at https://m.bsh.io/nep/microsite/texture/best-covers/vote/. You will receive one (1) entry per category you vote in, and there are ten (10) categories total.

Entry Method #2 You may receive five (5) entries for sharing the voting page (https://m.bsh.io/nep/microsite/texture/best-covers/vote/) on either Facebook or Twitter after you vote.

Entry Method #3 You may receive ten (10) entries at any time during the Giveaway Period for starting a free Texture trial at texture.com.

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. Three (3) winners will be awarded an iPad Air 2 (worth $499)

The total retail value of all prizes awarded will be $1,497.00.

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. Three (3) random drawings will be held on January 27, 2016 from among all eligible entries received within the Giveaway Period. We will notify each potential winner by e-mail 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 one (1) prize per person for a total of three (3) 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: (a) tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Giveaway; (b) acting in violation of these rules; or (c) 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 at texture.com/blog/readers-choice-giveaway-official-rules until March 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.texture.com/legal/privacy-policy/.

 

Year in Magazines: 12 People Who Shaped Our Year

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They sang their hearts out. They made us laugh. They set out to save the planet. They tugged at our heart strings. They gave it their all on the court. They took the big screen by storm. They ran for office. They held office and made history.

Some are role models. Some are models of what not to be.

These are the 12 people who shaped our year, as told by the most-read biographies and interviews in Texture during 2015. Just tap each story title to read, or claim your free Texture trial for full access to all the world’s best magazines.

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Amy Schumer: The Force Is Strong with This One

GQ

“It’s the expectation of how a woman is going to be, or should be: Be sweet and likable and apologize for stealing oxygen from the world,” says Schumer, who has destroyed stereotypes to become one of the best comedians of our time.

Serena Williams: Sportsperson of the Year

Sports Illustrated

She had a dominant season, but Williams is on a quest for something bigger and maybe even more challenging: answers to some of the toughest questions of our time about race, femininity and power.

Reese Witherspoon: Woman of the Year

Glamour

Reese Witherspoon is “…making movies, telling stories, giving women opportunities…because she wants her daughter to have an example of what it’s like to be a responsible human.” -Chelsea Handler

Donald Trump: At Home With The Trumps

People

Sitting down for an interview with People in his office at Trump Tower, Donald Trump is charming, candid (he answered any question posed to him)…and very confident.

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Taylor Swift: Two For The Show

Vogue

Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss have forged the kinds of careers, and the kind of friendship, that people dream about.

Angela Merkel: Person of the Year

TIME

The girl who would grow up to be called the most powerful woman in the world came of age behind the Berlin Wall, in a dappled glade shadowed by tall pines.

Jennifer Lawrence: Entertainer of the Year

Entertainment Weekly

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

Adele: She's The One

Rolling Stone

She refused to release another heartbreak album, and 25 did not disappoint. As the album continues to top the charts, Adele shines through her music, her attitude and her brand new family.

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Elon Musk: Tesla's Secret Formula

Forbes

The CEO has made electric cars sexy and commercial space travel a reality, but Elon Musk won’t stop there. Now he wants to save the planet.

LeBron James: LeBron's Time

Sports Illustrated

He has already logged more minutes than Magic or Larry Bird, but LeBron James won’t be satisfied until he’s won what the Warriors took from him in June. It’s LeBron’s time.

Pope Francis: The Gentle Revolutions of Pope Francis

Rolling Stone

The times they are a-changin’ at the Vatican. The 266th vicar of Jesus Christ on Earth, Pope Francis, has tripled attendance at papal events to nearly 6.6 million spectators.

Ronda Rousey

ESPN The Magazine

For the first time since her devastating loss, UFC fighter Ronda Rousey speaks about what it means to be a female athlete, in both victory and defeat.

Year in Magazines: Texture’s Top 12 Stories 2015

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It’s been a year like no other. 2015 was filled with highs and lows, with special celebrations and shocking revelations both shared on the world stage and captured in the pages of Texture magazines.

Out of over 2,500 issues published in Texture throughout the year, which ones were most read and most buzzed about? Explore the Texture Top Stories of 2015 below—from Caitlyn Jenner’s big reveal in Vanity Fair to New York Magazine’s history-making cover on Cosby and the 35 women that came forward.

Just tap the article titles to revisit the most-read stories of the year, or claim your free trial to start enjoying full access to all the world’s best magazines.

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Caitlyn Jenner: He says Goodbye, She says Hello

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair made news with the exclusive first look at Caitlyn Jenner, along with the intimate, behind-the-scenes story of how an icon of American masculinity finally became the woman she needed to be.

Bill Cosby: The Thirty-Five Women

New York Magazine

One by one, they came forward with stories of being drugged and raped or assaulted by Bill Cosby, finding safety in their staggering number and a society finally ready to believe them.

Saturday Night Live at 40

Rolling Stone

Live from New York: A passionate, opinionated, irresponsible breakdown of the 40 years and 141 cast members of SNL. As fans know, part of loving the show is surfing the highs and lows.

Secrets of the Most Productive People

Fast Company

From the halls of Google and Microsoft to high-end kitchens and the L.A. mayor’s office, ultra-busy professionals (including Oprah Winfrey, Aziz Ansari and DJ Steve Aoki) offer the best ways to cut through the noise.

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How to Have 106 Babies (and Counting)

GQ

After years of donating sperm the “normal” way, Ed Houben began cutting out the middleman and getting it done as nature prefers. And this babymaker is in greater demand than ever. We imagine you have some questions.

The Truth about Car Insurance

Consumer Reports

What you don’t know about car insurance can hurt you. Consumer Reports’ special investigation exposes the unfair and hidden practices behind your policy.

The Donald Has Landed

Time

Hit the campaign trail with the GOP’s renegade billionaire, who paints himself as the people’s champion.

The Kennedys: The Hidden Daughter

People

More than seven decades after JFK’s troubled sister Rosemary was left disabled by a disastrous lobotomy, the heartbreaking details of a dynasty’s darkest secret are revealed.

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Inside the Hack of the Century

Fortune

A cyber-invasion brought Sony Pictures to its knees. Here, the story of what really happened, why Sony should have seen it coming, and why corporate America should be terrified.

Rethinking Drinking

Real Simple

New research shows that many women are drinking too much, and it’s often habit, not addiction, to blame. A look at the current (and complicated) relationship women have with drinking, and how to make it a healthier one.

Ben Affleck: He's Dating the Nanny

Us Weekly

Amid rumors that Ben Affleck was romancing his children’s nanny behind his wife Jennifer Garner’s back, the sitter told friends that she was in love with the Batman star.

The Shape of Things to Come

The New Yorker

Meet Sir Jonathan Ive, the senior VP of design widely regarded as Apple’s greatest asset. How the notoriously shy artist rose to the top, and his take on the future of Apple post-Jobs.