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The Broadsheet: November 6th

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Serena Williams puts her athletic prowess to good use, designer Miuccia Prada gets artsy, and Malala Yousafzai changes her mind about feminism. Have a wonderful weekend.

 

 

EVERYONE’S TALKING

• Don’t mess with Serena. Tennis dynamo Serena Williams took to Facebook and Instagram to post an entertaining story about a man who snatched her phone when she was out to dinner. Apparently he forgot that she’s a superstar athlete: Williams chased him down.  Time

ALSO IN THE HEADLINES

Adele on the spot(ify). The music industry is holding its breath over one question: Will Adele put her new album on a streaming service? She is one of the musical elite—a group that also includes Taylor Swift and Beyoncé—who can still sell millions of albums on CD or via downloads, so streaming 25, her new release, could cut into her sales.  New York Times

Uncaring. Child care providers are among the lowest-paid workers in the U.S., making 39% less than the average pay for American workers. This comes even though child care now can cost more per month than rent. Fortune

• RBG rules. MSNBC reporter Irin Carmon and lawyer Shana Knizhnik talk about the inspiration behind Notorious RBG, their new book about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Time

• A designing woman. Designer Miuccia Prada, who runs the eponymous fashion giant alongside husband Patrizio Bertelli, has opened the Fondazione Prada, a museum and “cultural complex” in Milan. WSJ

• Image problem. As frustration over how women are portrayed in stock photography has grown, sites like Bustle and Refinery29 have started shooting their own images. Then there is photographer Karen Beard, who recently launched SheStock, offering stock images of women and shot by women. Racked

For feminism. Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has told Emma Watson that the actress’s UN “He for She” speech made her change her mind about not describing herself as a feminist. After hearing Watson,Yousafzai says, “I’m a feminist and we all should be a feminist because feminism is another word for equality.”  The Guardian

Suu Kyi’s moment? Will powerful opposition figure Aung San Suu Kyi lead Myanmar after the Nov. 8 election? Some observers doubt that she is the best person to guide the country as it takes steps toward democracy and tries to rebuild its economy. WSJ

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Nylon named Melissa Giannini editor in chief.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

• Baltimore bridges the gap. A new study finds that among the 20 largest U.S. metropolitan areas, Baltimore has the narrowest wage gap between men and women. The widest? St. Louis. Money

• Under a microscope. The latest chapter in the saga of Theranos, the blood-testing company led by Elizabeth Holmes: The company is looking for a new laboratory director at one of its key facilities, after scientists raised questions about the qualifications of the physician who now runs the lab. WSJ

• Rice talks Putin. Speaking to a gathering of investors and bankers, Condoleezza Rice said that Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to “find a way to avenge what he considers the greatest tragedy of the 20th century, which is the collapse of the Soviet Union.” Bloomberg

• Ladies of Lifetime. Lifetime’s bet on female creators seems to be paying off: The cable network’s five most popular original movies this year were all directed by women. IndieWire

Tune in to Fortune Live today and every Friday at 3 pm ET at Fortune.com. Fortune senior editor Andrew Nusca will be filling in for Leigh Gallagher on today’s show, which features interviews with Levi Strauss CEO Chip Bergh and Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf.

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ON MY RADAR

Khloe Kardashian’s talk show debut has been pushed back  Time

The case against career ambition  Elle

I hope I never get over my imposter syndrome  New York Magazine

The Muse wants to connect millennials with pro career coaches  Fortune

QUOTE

That glass ceiling had been cracked just enough so that when I hit it, it shattered.

TV super-producer Shonda Rhimes, on the women and people of color who ran TV shows before she got into the business