#WeekendReads: Will Elon Musk Save the World? | How One Lie Hit UVA so Hard | The Prom Queen of Instagram | Fortune’s 40 Under 40


This week, we introduced a new name, a new look, and some spectacular new features. Be sure to update your app if you haven’t already.

Every day you open Texture in October, you’re entered to win awesome prizes. Get started with the good reads below, including a sneak peek at our roundup of September’s most-read stories, Texture’s Top 10. (See the full list on our new Highlights page in the app).

Welcome to the new Texture.

Our Editors' Picks

Fortune's 40 Under 40


Innovation is coming from all corners of industry, as this ranking of the most influential young people in business shows. What’s one thing they all have in common? They make their own rules.

How to Re-Re-Reinvent Yourself: Rob Lowe


He was in the Brat Pack, then a sex tape. A lead, then a cameo. The biggest name on The West Wing, then written right off the show. Rob Lowe is back. Again. Will his sitcom succeed? Does it even matter?

The Prom Queen of Instagram

New York Magazine

The new rules of high-school popularity, explained by a 16-year-old Upper East Sider with thousands of followers she doesn’t even know. She presents her life as a perpetual party, much of which takes place by a pool.

Shadows on the Lawn

Vanity Fair

The now-discredited report about a fraternity gang rape was the latest blow for a traumatized campus. Here, an alumna charts the University of Virginia’s annus horribilis to discover how one woman’s lies made national news.

Texture's Top 10

Hidden Kennedy Daughter


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.

Fall TV Preview: Sunday

Entertainment Weekly

Summer’s over? Who cares?! It’s fall TV time again, and here’s the scoop on 115 of the best new and returning shows. So settle in and get comfy, because every night is a good TV night this season.

Wanted: Safe Beef

Consumer Reports

The American love affair with ground beef endures. But bacteria-tainted beef remains a major source of serious illness. We know how to make the system better. What’s holding us back?

Trump Seriously

Rolling Stone

On the trail and inside the campaign with the GOPs tough guy and renegade billionaire. “I’m at the point in my life where I could do anything. I said, ‘I’m going to take the risk of running for president.'”


Elon Musk: Future Perfect


Making spaceships and electric supercars isn’t enough for Elon Musk. Meet the entrepreneur who wants to save the world.

Hands-On With the iPhone 6S


The case looks much the same, and the screen size didn’t change. But inside it’s an all-new iPhone. All about the new Live Photos and 3D Touch features.

The Best New TVs

Consumer Reports

Ultra HD TVs are here in force. And a new display technology, OLED, is raising the picture-quality bar. Includes how-to-choose guidance and recommended models.

Selling Self Driving


Self-driving cars are coming. Are you ready? The biggest change in driving history demands the biggest sales job in automotive history.

Halloween Hijinks

The Realist: Halloween Costumes

Real Simple

Ordinary items—like a few pool noodles or a red yoga mat—can easily transform into showstopping DIY kids’ disguises.

Trick or Eat


Check out these easy ideas for Halloween meals, snacks, and classroom treats, all designed to make little ghouls and boys shriek with delight.

Tricks for Treats


When cakes and cookies turn into bats, bones, and fingers. Halloween is officially here.


Family Circle

Thirteen spellbinding ideas to trick out your house for Halloween and set the mood for an eerie evening.

New Issues



Sports Illustrated

The Hollywood Reporter

Next Issue Media Announces New Digital Magazine Experience: Texture

Readers Gain Unparalleled Access to Premium Magazine Content; New Features Include Curated Collections, Personal Collections, Trending Stories and New UI

Texture™ brand rollout to be supported by major ad and marketing campaign

Discover Texture

Menlo Park, CA and Toronto – October 1, 2015 – Today, Next Issue Media – the digital magazine platform owned by Condé Nast, Hearst Magazines, KKR, Meredith, News Corp, Rogers Media and Time Inc. – unveiled TextureTM, a completely new way for readers to experience the world’s best magazines. Reimagined for how people consume content today, Texture combines everything readers know and love about the print magazine experience and layers onto it the power of digital—giving people a curated reading experience, available anytime, anywhere.

Texture is the only premium content subscription service that provides unlimited access to 160 of the world’s most loved magazines for one low monthly price. State of the art digital functionality gives readers an unmatched ability to explore current issues as well as 15,000 back issues, allowing them to discover inspiring and entertaining content from an archive of over 500,000 stories.

Through new features like ‘Curated Collections’, Texture’s editorial team assembles content by theme, surfacing quality stories from multiple publications, and introducing readers to content they might not normally discover. ‘My Collections’ offers readers a way to gather and cultivate their own favorites for reading instantly or when it’s most convenient.

“People go to their known and trusted sources for news and entertainment, but they also love to discover stories that are off their radar,” said John Loughlin, CEO, Next Issue Media. “That’s what we built into Texture. Whether dishing up Vanity Fair’s ‘Call Me Caitlyn’ cover story before the rest of the world, or delivering the hotly anticipated ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue days in advance, we’re enhancing their ability to discover the finest journalism, narratives, photo essays, product and travel reviews, recipes and more, selected by top editors, all in a way that fits seamlessly into their lives.”

New Texture features and benefits include:

  • Collections: Whether it’s revisiting the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the 10th anniversary, diving into Texture franchises like Strong Women Wednesdays, or serving up the best fall pumpkin recipes across every food magazine, Texture’s thoughtfully curated Collections delivers content to readers in a way that anticipates their needs and reflects their curiosity.
  • New & Noteworthy: This Texture channel keeps readers in the know – whether the topic is the notorious Hollywood bad boy, latest political renegade or the hottest Fall fashion trends – by surfacing stories that are making news, and topics that are trending in social media.
  • Search & Top Stories: Search allows readers to seek more information across the entire vast archive of magazines. From gluten-free cooking and electric cars, to golf techniques and presidential candidates, Texture pulls content from the best magazines in the world so readers can get insight and perspective instantly from trusted sources. Top Stories uncovers what’s being read by subscribers, inspiring the discovery of great reads across the whole catalog or within specific categories.
  • My Collections: After finding the perfect gift idea from Real Simple, or stumbling across Rolling Stone’s most recent enthralling cover story, readers can save them to read later or share with friends.
  • First Access: Each month, readers can dive into some of the hottest features before they even hit newsstands thanks to an exclusive agreement between Texture and leading publishers, serving up a handful of the most highly anticipated stories only for subscribers.

The freshly expanded editorial team, led by publishing veteran Maggie Murphy, adds an editorial point of view to the experience – a quality unseen in other purely algorithmic services.

“With over half of a million of the best articles and stories available, Texture feels it is imperative to add a human touch to the service that provides a unique view of today’s important and trending topics,” said Maggie Murphy, Editorial Director, Next Issue Media. “Auto-populated recommendations from data driven engines are valuable, and we make use of them, but we also think there’s an element of trust that happens when your best friend shares their latest favorite article or recipe with you. We want to be that best friend to the reader.”

“Texture is bridging the divide between analog and digital, and creating a rich and dynamic premium content experience for readers; it is, in fact, redefining the magazine experience. The strong consumer demand for subscription-based media experiences, such as Netflix, Hulu Plus and Spotify Premium, speaks to the opportunity awaiting Texture,” said David Carey, President, Hearst Magazines. “The new Texture service is a marvelous way to grow both audience as well as deep engagement given its ‘premium content first’ focus. We couldn’t be more excited about what this means for the future of our business.”

Formerly Next Issue, the new Texture brand, logo and platform rollout will be supported by a national ad campaign across print, digital and out of home.

Texture subscriptions start at $9.99/month and are available on iOS, Android and Windows 8 devices, for download through the App Store, Google Play and Windows Store today.

About Next Issue Media

Since 2010, Next Issue Media has been bringing the world’s most popular and trusted magazines to life on the digital device of your choice and fitting them seamlessly into your life. The company is owned by six leading publishers – Condé Nast, Hearst Magazines, Meredith, News Corp, Rogers Media and Time Inc., and backed by KKR.

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A ‘Hunger Games’ Early Peek in New & Noteworthy Stories

Dear Texture readers,

Every day we’ll curate a series of New & Noteworthy Stories on the Highlights page—magazine features that tap into the cultural moment and mood.

Today we have early access to Entertainment Weekly’s exclusive cover interview with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part 2) stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. Read about their friendship, how they’ve handled their monumental fame…and their sleepovers. Plus, see photos from the film and learn a few set secrets.

Fortune’s highly anticipated 40 Under Forty list has plenty of CTOs, but also UFC champ Ronda Rousey; TV host John Oliver; and Jason Robins, co-founder and CEO of fantasy league company DraftKings, now valued at $1.5 billion. Oh, and Taylor Swift, obv.

In a cautionary tale of baby boomers in the digital age, Consumer Reports investigates senior citizens who lose their life savings to heartless scammers. With 1 in 20 seniors saying they’ve been financially abused, this is a must-read story for us all.

Grapple with tough questions in the Rolling Stone story of Lawrence Franks, who deserted the U.S. Army to serve in the French Foreign Legion—and is now serving time in Fort Leavenworth. Should a man who chose between suicide and dishonor be harshly punished, or shown compassion?

Look for the next crop of New & Noteworthy Stories first thing tomorrow. We hope you feel better informed already. 

Tap any story to read it now with Texture. Not a subscriber yet? Start your free trial now.

Kiss Your Capitol Goodbye

Entertainment Weekly

An early peek at an interview with costars (and BFFs) Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth.

Fortune 40 Under Forty


The disruptors and leaders who have more accomplishments than candles on the cake.

Lies, Secrets and Scams

Consumer Reports

Senior financial abuse costs victims $3 billion a year, and 1 in 20 seniors has fallen prey. What do we do now?

The Good Soldier

Rolling Stone

Is Army deserter Lawrence Franks a criminal, or simply a man trying to save his own life?

The Discover Texture Giveaway: Official Rules

The Discover Texture™ Giveaway

Throughout October, 14 Texture readers will win their pick of the prizes below. Every day you open up the Texture app, you’ll earn an additional entry into the giveaway. Learn more and see below for Official Rules and alternate entry methods.

Discover Texture Giveaway prizes



Please read these rules before entering the Discover Texture™ 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 October 1, 2015 and ends at 9:00:00 a.m. (PT) on October 29, 2015 (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 Saturday, October 3 (Entry Period 9:00:00 a.m. PT October 1 – 9:00:00 a.m. PT October 3)

9:00:00 a.m. PT on Monday, October 5 (Entry Period 9:00:00 a.m. PT October 3 – 9:00:00 a.m. PT October 5)

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9:00:00 a.m. PT on Sunday, October 11 (Entry Period 9:00:00 a.m. PT October 9 – 9:00:00 a.m. PT October 11)

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9:00:00 a.m. PT on Friday, October 23 (Entry Period 9:00:00 a.m. PT October 21 – 9:00:00 a.m. PT October 23)

9:00:00 a.m. PT on Sunday, October 25 (Entry Period 9:00:00 a.m. PT October 23 – 9:00:00 a.m. PT October 25)

9:00:00 a.m. PT on Tuesday, October 27 (Entry Period 9:00:00 a.m. PT October 25 – 9:00:00 a.m. PT October 27)

9:00:00 a.m. PT on Thursday, October 29 (Entry Period 9:00:00 a.m. PT October 27 – 9:00:00 a.m. PT October 29)

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 Textur 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 30-day 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: Discover Texture Giveaway, 4600 Bohannon Drive, Suite 100, Menlo Park, CA 94025.

14 Sweepstakes drawings will occur throughout the Giveaway Period, with one winner drawn every 48 hours. To be eligible for each Sweepstakes drawing, you must have signed in to the Texture app at least once within the past 48 hours, 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. 14 winners will be awarded the prize of their choice from among the options below:

GoPro HERO4 Session (worth $399)

Tory Burch Quilted Clutch (worth $450.00)

Xbox® One (worth $349)

The total retail value of all prizes awarded will range between $4,886.00 and $6,300.00.

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. 14 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 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 14 Sweepstakes winners.

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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.

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QUIZ: Which Fall Feature Fits Your Life?

With the seasons officially changing today, we’re all about fall. And so are our magazines: the October issues are arriving in our app full of autumnal fashion, recipes, TV previews and travel ideas.

We’ve handpicked four must-read magazines that introduce the best of the new season. Just answer the questions below and make note of your responses (A, B, C, or D) to find out if you’re the Fall Fashionista, the Fall Foodie, the Fall Media Maven, or the Fall Traveller – and see our recommended cover story to match. Not yet a subscriber? Start your free trial for full access to the best features for fall and beyond.


Which October cover star would you want to spend the day with? 

Gwyneth Paltrow (A)

Jimmy Fallon (B)

Lupita Nyong’o (D)

Anthony Bourdain (C)


What’s your favorite first sign of fall? 

Watching the Emmys close out award season (B)

Sipping on your first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the year (A)

Keeping up with the trends from New York Fashion Week (D)

Planning your holiday-season travels (C)


It’s Black Friday. What are you searching for?

A tablet, to keep yourself entertained on long-haul flights (C)

A widescreen HD TV, perfect for enjoying all the new TV shows that premiere in October (B)

The NutriBullet – you like to keep up with the latest kitchen gadgets (A)

Headphones that double up as a stylish accessory, as well as making your music sound great (D)


Where do you spend most time when it comes to social media?

Twitter, to live-tweet through your favorite shows (B)

Instagram, searching for style inspiration (D)

Pinterest, pinning recipes, table settings and entertaining ideas (A)

Facebook, clicking through friends’ vacation photos (C)


We say ‘Thanksgiving’, you think:

Holiday sales (D)

Pumpkin pie (A)

Weekend getaway (C)

Time to kick back and watch the parade (B)

You should read

Mostly As


Food is a big part of fall, especially for those who mostly picked As. We suggest the latest issue of Châtelaine for recipes that will make Thanksgiving easier than ever, including braided pie crusts and spiced pork tenderloin.

Mostly Bs

Entertainment Weekly

If you mostly picked Bs, chances are you’re a TV and film fan. So make sure to download Entertainment Weekly‘s biggest issue in nine years: it’s devoted entirely to new-season shows.

Mostly Cs


Travel addicts will have picked mostly Cs, and can join Sunset on a mile-by-mile journey through three of the West’s most exciting wine regions: Napa, Santa Barbara, and Southern Oregon.

Mostly Ds

Harper's Bazaar

Who doesn’t love fall fashion? If you picked mostly Ds, you’re probably already ahead of the new-season trends. But the Harper’s Bazaar Shopping Issue should serve as a stylish reminder.

Pope Francis Arrives in the United States Today

He takes selfies (Popies?). He cruises around in a Ford Focus. He tweets in nine languages.

This is no ordinary pope—this is Pope Francis, a man who has given the Vatican a fresh and modern spin. And (in case you’ve been hiding under a rock somewhere), he’s arriving in Washington, DC today before heading to New York City and Philadelphia later in the week.

Before his historic visit to the East Coast this week, read up on the Argentine man of the people in these—and many more—articles. Not yet a Next Issue subscriber? Start your free trial now.

The People's Pope: Coming to America


He prioritizes the poor and suffering, remains nonjudgmental about abortion, and eats in the Vatican workers’ mess hall.

Our Man in the Vatican

Vanity Fair

A spiritual leader who is both “true to himself and to the core Catholic message,” he is also a humble but effective diplomat.

The New Roman Empire


Coming up in the “unruly world” of Latin American politics in the 1960s and ’70s informs his approach to the papacy.

The Cold Open


You have “married reason and science to faith in a way that energizes both of them,” writes the author in an open letter to Pope Francis.

Weekend Reads: Fall’s Must-See TV | 50 Most Powerful Women | The Pope That Tweets in 9 Languages

We’re calling this our screen-time weekend. Everest opens on the big screen, which inspired a round-up of perils-on-the-peak reads. And Sunday’s Emmy Awards led to a preview of fall’s must-see TV.

Check out Sofia Vergara as Peg Bundy in The Hollywood Reporter, and read our Q&A with editor Janice Min, who transformed the publication into a sexy must-read for the Hollywood elite.

Happy Reading (and Watching)!

Staff Picks

The Guide: A World of Possibilities

Travel + Leisure

If you like to get off the beaten path, interact with locals, and enjoy insider access, check out these 20 one-of-kind itineraries that span the globe from Morocco to Mongolia.

The New Roman Empire


From Cuba to climate change, Pope Francis has revitalized the Vatican’s role in global diplomacy. Now he’s bringing his activist agenda to the U.S.

The Men of Our Time: Esquire Legends


A special portfolio: These eleven living men—and one woman—have obsessed Esquire for years, even decades. Can you guess who the one woman is?

Most Powerful Women of 2015


Guts and grit. That’s what gets a leader on this list. This year, 27 of the 50 women are CEOs, a number way higher than it was in 1998, when Fortune launched this list.

Ready for the Emmys—and Fall TV

Fall TV Preview: Sunday

Entertainment Weekly

Summer’s over? Who cares?! It’s fall TV time again, and here’s the scoop on 115 of the best new and returning shows. So settle in and get comfy, because every night is a good TV night this season.

Hollywood's 100 Favorite TV Shows

The Hollywood Reporter

Thousands of Hollywood insiders named their favorite TV show to create this list. Here, stars and creators reveal their never-told stories and the cast of Emmy-nominated Modern Family bring a few classics back to life.

The Guide: Fall TV Preview


A new crop of TV shows is vying for our eyeballs. To help find the best series, here’s some advice from Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal, who voice the Belcher siblings on Fox’s cult animated series Bob’s Burgers.

TV Never Looked So Good


And women are the reason! Three badass standouts of the fall season—Taraji P. Henson, Gina Rodriguez, and Emma Roberts—show why smart actresses in smart roles win every time.

Tragedy & Triumph on Mount Everest

Everest Stays in the Picture

Outside Magazine

In this Outside exclusive, hear the cast and crew of the new movie, Everest, dish about making this adventure epic roar to life for a new generation.

Sorrow on the Mountain

National Geographic

A shocking avalanche on April 18, 2014 killed 16 expedition workers and changed life on Mount Everest forever. Here’s how it unfolded.

The Apocalypse on Everest


Barely a year after the last disaster, on April 25, 2015, more than 8,000 people in Nepal were killed. When the avalanche hit, mountaineer Gabriel Filippi sprinted for his life. He emerged to find an unthinkable disaster.

After the Seven Summits

ESPN The Magazine

A group of Nepali women first defied the odds by climbing the tallest mountain on each continent. Now their greatest challenge: Rebuilding their country after two earthquakes.

On Our Must-Cook List

Wine Destination of the Year


We’d love to go to Australia right now, in their spring. But maybe we’ll celebrate the wine country of the moment by trying these grilled lamb chops with a glass of Aussie wine instead.

Star Chefs Redefine the Hotel Experience

Food & Wine

When chefs offer up their favorite recipes, you’ve got a ticket to impress your guests. We definitely want to try this southern-style rosemary chicken, served at The Old No. 77 in New Orleans.

20 Life-Extending Mediterranean Foods

Clean Eating

Success with shellfish is good for the ego, right? We’re going to try the baked mussels in tomato olive sauce. Tip: The freshest mussels are tightly closed.

Noodling Around

Food Network Magazine

If you’ve never made it before, it is pretty nifty when roasted squash almost magically becomes like spaghetti. This story gives us three delicious-looking new ways to try it.

New Issues


Fast Company


Women's Health

Tragedy & Triumph: Four Mount Everest Stories to Read Now


As Everest arrives in theaters this weekend, catch up with four articles that explore the treacherous, unpredictable nature of mountain climbing. Hear from tenacious mountaineers, avalanche survivors, and the cast and crew behind the white-knuckle movie. Digital extras include video accounts of unforeseen disasters, taking readers one step closer to the most dangerous places on earth.

Next Issue subscribers can tap any story to read it on their device. If you’re not yet a Next Issue subscriber, start your free trial to get access to our entire catalog, including these four stories.


Everest Stays in the Picture

Outside Magazine

In this Outside exclusive, hear the cast and crew of the new movie, Everest, dish about making this adventure epic roar to life for a new generation.

Sorrow on the Mountain

National Geographic

A shocking avalanche on April 18, 2014 killed 16 expedition workers and changed life on Mount Everest forever. Here’s how it unfolded.

The Apocalypse on Everest


Barely a year after the last disaster, on April 25, 2015, more than 8,000 people in Nepal were killed. When the avalanche hit, mountaineer Gabriel Filippi sprinted for his life. He emerged to find an unthinkable disaster.

After the Seven Summits

ESPN The Magazine

A group of Nepali women first defied the odds by climbing the tallest mountain on each continent. Now their greatest challenge: Rebuilding their country after two earthquakes.

Take the Trip of a Lifetime with T&L Journeys

T&L Journeys Cover
From Canada to India, Cuba to Croatia.

Does your idea of the perfect vacation involve zipping around Lake Como in a vintage Alfa Romeo?

Or maybe the only kind of traffic you want to encounter is a line of camels, trekking across the Sahara in Morocco.

For you fearlessly adventurous types, how about dropping 400 feet into the chimney of a dormant Icelandic volcano or spending 24 nights deep in the rain forests of Papua New Guinea?

These are just a handful of experiences on offer from T&L Journeys, a new series of 20 “tailor-made vacations” curated by Travel & Leisure editors in partnership with high-end travel company Black Tomato.

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Magazine Fan Club: Q&A with Janice Min of ‘The Hollywood Reporter’

She transformed a dusty trade publication into a smart, sexy must-read for the Hollywood elite. Here, the powerhouse editor reflects on celebrities, feminism and how to balance work and family.


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Name: Janice Min
Current Job: Co-president and chief creative officer, Guggenheim Media’s Entertainment Group; oversees The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard.
Years at Job: 5
Previous Position: Editor-in-chief, Us Weekly
Lives in: Los Angeles

At Next Issue we are, above all, a magazine fan club. From time to time we’ll chat with some of the talented editors, writers and designers who put the issues together. We kick off this series with an editor you’d love to sit next to at a dinner party: Janice Min, who has worked at—and run—some of our favorite magazines of all time. Now at the helm of The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard, she is moving beyond legacy publishing to successfully bridge the realms of journalism, television, social media, fashion and pop culture. She hosts star-studded events and roundtable discussions to celebrate women in the entertainment industry. Oh, and did we mention she has three kids? Yeah, she’s that woman. And we love her for it.

Next Issue Media: Most NIM subscribers are probably seeing The Hollywood Reporter for the first time. What do you want them to know about the brand?

Janice Min: Given our online reach, they’ve probably read many of our stories before, whether the pieces were about their favorite star, TV show or even Donald Trump, a recent cover subject. What will be new for your readers is to see the full issues, out every week. The magazine is regarded by many as the Bible of Hollywood. Everyone who is anyone here reads it, knows it and, some might say, is obsessed with it. When The Hollywood Reporter lands on the desks of the power players in town on Wednesday mornings, I don’t think I’m exaggerating to say nearly everyone stops, looks and listens—even if they don’t read everything right then and there.

NIM: What THR cover have you loved most? Who/what is your white whale?

JM: Almost every week, I say the same thing—“Wow, I loved that cover.” So that’s a tough one to answer. The cover debuting on Next Issue, on the TV show Empire, is sort of quintessential Hollywood Reporter: a big, sexy story that celebrates success but also is smarter than your average entertainment fare and takes you deep inside what is really going on vis-a-vis this show and Hollywood. The success of Empire says volumes about race here, the struggle of broadcast TV and how one great original idea can turn the town upside down. We were on the set in Chicago and in the show’s writers room in Beverly Hills. We break news and have some moments in the story sure to generate controversy and discussion. It’s also photographed exceptionally well. The photos in The Hollywood Reporter are something to behold. I’m glad a larger audience finally can be exposed to that. It is a truly beautiful publication that makes the most of the luxury of print.

I don’t have a white whale, because the target is always moving. I see how some TV shows often book a big name thinking it means that person will bring in big ratings, and more often than not they don’t—because you still need a compelling reason to feature someone. I live in the moment with the staff with the goal of trying to hit the right person at the right time. This is an extreme and sort of obvious example, but our Donald Trump cover in August, the first magazine cover he did as a candidate, hit that note. Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of Broadway’s Hamilton, did as well.

But back to your question . . . I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t like a Barack Obama cover before he is out of office, given the role Hollywood has played in his tenure.

NIM: When you first moved to Los Angeles, you had been the editor of a brand that had a reputation for being, well, tough on celebrities. Did any stars give you a hard time?

JM: No. You realize when you are here how little decision-making is done by the stars, and that outside of an increasingly shrinking group of actors, the power is held by the people who really run the town: executives, studio chiefs, agents and people with big money. You also realize how stars, to quote a phrase coined by my last shop, really are just like us. The vast majority of them have job anxiety and really need attention and the media to stay front of mind. They remind me of politicians: They have to work really hard and hustle to stay in office.


“Don’t tell people what you want to be. Just be it.”


NIM: As editors we aim for perfection, but sometimes things go wrong. Talk about a time you got something wrong. How did you handle it?

JM: We had Bill Cosby on the cover of the Emmy issue, this same issue this time last year. It was an excerpt from the biography by Mark Whitaker, a fine editor and writer. The cover definitely glorified the man, and the book didn’t talk about any of the previous allegations regarding sexual assault against him. A few weeks later, the allegations began resurfacing, the comedian Hannibal Buress called him out as a rapist and well . . . there you go. How did we handle it? It’s not like you get redos in media. You move on to the next.

NIM: As red carpet season gets underway, can you address the “#AskHerMore” movement? How might it change the tenor of this year’s conversation?

JM: The new wave of feminism coming out of Hollywood is one of the greatest movements of our time. I love to see how in the five years since I started at The Hollywood Reporter the conversations we were having about gender, race and sexuality have been upended and challenged. Social media is awful in many ways, but also the greatest weapon in giving voice to people without a platform otherwise.

We recently did a cover story on Straight Outta Compton, and Dr. Dre and Ice Cube were reflecting on the song “Cop Killer” and how much controversy there was around their debut N.W.A album. There was a very simple narrative back then, of how cops were good and infallible and that these guys were thugs, and Tipper Gore was losing her mind over it. And then it takes 20 years to realize how complicated and painful the conversation actually is around law enforcement and disenfranchised communities. As a child, you sometimes think naively that all these issues have been resolved, that feminism and the move towards civil rights were things of the ’60s and ’70s. Then as you grow up, you realize the conversation is still going. And it’s gratifying to see how many people in Hollywood and music have a profound impact on that conversation.

NIM: What do you recall about working at People in the early ’90s that you still use today?

JM: Write about things people will want to read about, not just things you care about. I also learned the economy of packing lots of information into tight spaces, making every word count. What is different today, I suppose, is that at People, the whole magazine felt as if it was written by the same person, and that was part of the appeal. Bylines didn’t matter; you were kind of making hamburgers on a line that America loved to eat, and if the mandate is that the Big Mac gets two pickles, don’t put on three pickles. But I believe people consume information very differently now. Nobody wants information fed from a ’bot.

NIM: Your editorship at THR has demonstrated that even a trade publication can be reinvented with eye-catching photography, smart design and great reporting. What magazine brands are inspiring you?

JM: I’m not sure what inspires me, but I can tell you what I read with regularity: New York, The New Yorker when I’m on a trip, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post. If you have the word ‘New’ in your title, I guess I’ve already bought in! Personally, I don’t think the New York Observer should have taken New York out of their title, but that’s just me.

NIM: Any tips on leading a successful reinvention that you care to share?

JM: [Don’t] let all the various entities that will be part of the noise get in your head. All the window dressing in the world, like a fancy website or launch party, can never hide bad or middling editorial. All I really cared about in getting The Hollywood Reporter off the ground was to get an audience to start talking about the quality and interesting and compulsive nature of our pieces. And they did. And to make Hollywood stories bigger, smarter and sexier and more relevant beyond the small community here. I sometimes say to the staff, if no one cares about your story or nothing in it is promotable, then you have just the sound of one hand clapping. You wasted your time. You could spend millions on a marketing campaign, but if you don’t actually produce compelling content, you’re just bullshitting. I will often write a note on stories: “Don’t say it, show it.” That probably applies to any kind of rebrand of anything. Don’t tell people what you want to be. Just be it.

NIM: You recently interviewed Donald Trump for THR. What did you learn sitting in a room with him that you didn’t know before? Do you see yourself interviewing more presidential candidates? Who would you like to interview next?

JM: I learned that he cares about and knows a lot more about Hollywood than some would suspect. Also, I learned from personal experience that Donald Trump is so compellingly charismatic in person that it’s hard to not get caught up in his swirl, to find him charming, no matter your politics. I don’t know whom I would want to interview next. I’m not complaining, because it ended up so great, but the Trump interview happened during my vacation. And trust me, I needed one!

NIM: Speaking of which, you’re a mother of three. What’s your family/personal motto?

JM: Very few emails require you to stop and answer them right then and there. If it’s really important, someone will call.

NIM: Lightning round.

Apple or Android?

JM: Apple.

NIM: Football or baseball?

JM: Neither!

NIM: Kardashian or Duggar?

JM: Easy. Whichever clan is not harboring child molesters or Ashley Madison users.

NIM: Fitz or Jake?

JM: I just met Tony Goldwyn and he told me he loves The Hollywood Reporter. He may have been lying, but the narcissist in me then has to choose Fitz (nicely played, Tony Goldwyn).

NIM: Cable or streaming?

JM: Both!

NIM: Vegan or Paleo (or salad or fries)?

JM: I live in L.A. No brainer. Vegan.

NIM: Taylor or Katy?

JM: Draw!

NIM: Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar?

JM: Harper’s Bazaar is gorgeous, but Anna Wintour is the most powerful person in fashion. How can you not want to see how that expresses itself in content? Also, I have huge respect for how Vogue has broadened what it traditionally is, bringing so many other people under its tent in its coverage of politics, sports and more diverse representation of individuals and subjects. Vogue is a fashion brand that uses fashion as a lens into wider and more interesting stories—sort of in the same way we use Hollywood as our excuse to be as interesting as possible.

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