October 2016 Issue

Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV's Fixer Upper.
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Are You Ready to Meet Your Fixer Uppers?

How Chip and Joanna Gaines are renovating Waco’s reputation, one home at a time.



Norah Jones shadowy headshot

Less Is Norah

On Day Breaks, the Grammy Award–winning singer returns to her roots at the piano. Just don’t call it a back-to-basics album.

Deepwater Horizon explosion


Four years after his indictment, one of the only people prosecuted for the Deepwater Horizon explosion tells his side of the story.



Trash Talk

The scion of one of Laredo’s first families wants to build a mammoth landfill on his ranch. But the opposition is fierce and vocal—and backed by none other than his uncle and his cousin.


A roasted chile lies in a bowl, covered in a white sauce and pomegranate seeds.

Chiles en Nogada

These iconic chiles in walnut sauce are a beautiful, edible incarnation of the red, green, and white of the Mexican flag.


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