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.

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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.

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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

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

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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.

Early Access: Angela Merkel is TIME’s Person of the Year

Texture members, read the TIME Person of the Year 2015 cover story now, and look out for the full issue in Texture this Friday.

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For being this year’s go-to world leader as she bailed out Greece, kept tabs on Putin, and kept her country’s borders open to over a million refugees, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is TIME’s Person of the Year 2015. Raised behind the Berlin Wall and now fulfilling her tenth year of office, Merkel is the first individual woman to be named Person of the Year since 1986.

“For asking more of her country than most politicians would dare, for standing firm against tyranny as well as expedience and for providing steadfast moral leadership in a world where it is in short supply, Angela Merkel is ‘Time’s Person of the Year’.”

- Nancy Gibbs, Managing Editor for TIME

 

Texture subscribers can read the story now on their device, and check back on Friday for the full issue of TIME. Not yet a subscriber? Start your free trial to download the story, and get unlimited access to the entire Texture catalog.

 

 

 

Does the “Robin Hood” CEO Have a Dark Secret?

In April 2015, the 30-year-old CEO of Gravity Payments announced he would raise minimum salary to $70,000. Now, the world questions his motives. Read the full story early in Texture, or start a free trial for full access to to the world’s top magazines.

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If you read the cover stories (Inc., Entrepreneur) and watched the 25 TV interviews (The Today Show, The Daily Show), Dan Price seemed to have all the right reasons at heart. He was lauded a hero, a modern day Robin Hood, and one of America’s “sexiest CEOs.”

“It’s not about making money, it’s about making a difference.”

Price claimed he was raising the base salary for all 120 Gravity employees because of research on happiness, productivity, and a desire to do what’s best for his customers and employees. Amid new details, Price’s motives have been majorly called into question.

Not only did legal documents come to light—revealing that Price faces a lawsuit from his brother based on his exorbitant salary—but Price’s ex wife also came forward with allegations of physical and emotional abuse.

Did Price raise salaries to avoid legal payouts? How will he react when faced with the tough questions?

In the December 3 issue of Bloomberg BusinessweekKaren Weise sets out to find the truth. Read the full story early in Texture.

Today’s Highlights: World AIDS Day | Your Holiday HQ | Early Access: Where to Go in 2016

Every day, the Texture Editorial Team brings you fresh content on the Highlights page so you can easily discover what’s new, noteworthy, and trending. Tap the links below on your phone or tablet to read these stories in your Texture app. Not yet a member? Start your free trial.

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Honoring World AIDS Day

34 million people worldwide are living with HIV, and every year since 1988, December 1 has been a day of mourning and reflection over lives lost and hope for the future. Today, we honor this day with powerful stories on those living with the virus and potential cures. Start with “The Man Who Could Not Get Aids” from New York Magazine, then explore the rest in your the ‘World AIDS Day’ collection on the Highlights page.

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Welcome to Your Holiday Headquarters

Can you believe it’s December already? Though the year seemed to fly by, we’re here to make sure you’re ready for everything from gifting to baking to decorating and more. Explore the Holiday Headquarters from the Categories section of your Texture app. Today’s featured story: ’30 Holiday Cookie Hacks’ from Rachael Ray Every Day.

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Early Access: Where to Go in 2016

Listen up, travel junkies. These are the 16 buzziest destination you need to know next year, including France’s new capital of culture, a revived Hawaiian hideaway, and Mexico’s next great arts city. Get the Travel + Leisure list early in Texture.

Today’s Highlights: Jennifer Lawrence | Cyber Monday Gift Guides | Star Wars Behind The Scenes

Every day, the Texture Editorial Team brings you fresh content on the Highlights page so you can easily discover what’s new, noteworthy, and trending. Tap the links below on your phone or tablet to read these stories in your Texture app. Not yet a member? Start your free trial.

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Entertainers of the Year: Jennifer Lawrence

At just 25, she’s both an Oscar winner and Hollywood’s most bankable actress. Now, as she bids farewell to Katniss and hello to her most adult role yet in next month’s Joy, Jennifer Lawrence is discovering her own power. And she’s done playing games. Read the Entertainment Weekly interview here.

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The Ultimate Gift Guides for Cyber Monday Shopping

There’s no better day to get your holiday shopping started than Cyber Monday—when the hottest gifts of the year are on deep discount. Check out our Gift Guides feed on the Highlights page for endless ideas on what to get spouses, kids, BFFs, and even that crazy aunt of yours, starting with Sound & Vision‘s roundup of tech gifts. Don’t forget, Texture makes the perfect gift for anyone on your list. Cyber Monday only, give 3 months of Texture for just $10.

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This Month’s Top 10 Reads: Star Wars Behind The Scenes

On December 18th, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ arrives in theaters. Now, EW takes you deep behind the making of the most anticipated movie of the decade.

10 Days of Giveaways Official Rules

The Texture® 10 Days of Giveaways 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.

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Day 2: Ann A.

Day 3: Cory J.

Day 4: Alisha B.

Day 5: Sonya M.

Day 6: Ronald M.

Day 7: Marian R.

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To be eligible for each prize drawing during the Giveaway Period, you must enter via one of the Entry Methods below:

Entry Method #1 You may receive one (1) entry per day throughout the Giveaway Period for selecting your favorite type of magazine and entering your name and email address at texture.com/10-days.

Entry Method #2 You may receive up to four (4) entries per day throughout the Giveaway Period for sharing the Giveaway page on social media using the hashtag #Texture10. You will receive five (5) entries per day for sharing on Facebook and five (5) entries per day for sharing on Twitter.

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. This Entry Method can only be redeemed once, and your 10 bonus entries will be applied to the first applicable Entry Period.

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10 Giveaway drawings will occur throughout the Giveaway Period, with one winner drawn every 24 hours. To be eligible for each Giveaway drawing, you must have completed at least one of Entry Methods 1 through 5

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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. 10 winners will be awarded the prize of their choice from among the options below:

Skullcandy Wireless Headphones (worth $99.99)

Apple TV (worth $69.99)

Kate Spade iPhone 6 Wristlet (worth $100)

MVMT Men’s Watch (worth $140)

Brenthaven Collins Slim Brief Bag (worth $119.95)

Fitbit Flex (worth $99.95)

Smart Slow Cooker (worth $130)

Mini JAMBOX by Jawbone (worth $82.99)

Canon PowerShot Digital Camera (worth $109.99)

GoPro HERO (worth $130)

The total retail value of all prizes awarded will range between $699.90.00 and $1,400.00.

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. 10 random drawings will be held throughout the Giveaway Period from among all eligible entries received within the prior Entry Period. We will notify each potential winner by e-mail and / or reply on social media 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 10 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/10-days-of-giveaways-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/.