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The Broadsheet: April 18th

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Beyonce makes another surprise announcement, Coachella is as bro-tastic as ever, and we revisit Anita Hill’s story. Have a fantastic Monday.


• Hill’s legacy confirmed. Confirmation, an HBO movie about the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings, co-starring Kerry Washington as Anita Hill, debuted last night. Fortune‘s Pamela Kruger weighs in on the film, which she found to be an important and disturbing reminder of the racial and gender blindspots exposed by the event—many of which continue to bedevil us 25 years later. Did you watch it? What did you think? Email me at Fortune


Dilma’s last days? Brazil’s lower house of Congress voted yesterday to impeach President Dilma Rousseff. Next up is the Senate vote, though the body still needs to decide whether to take the case. If it does, Rousseff will need to step aside for up to 180 days while Vice President Michel Temer assumes the presidency. Need a refresher on what exactly went wrong? This excellent piece by Anthony Pereira, a professor and director of the Brazil Institute at King’s College London, will get you up to speed.  Fortune

Bro-chella? The annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival kicked off in Indio, Calif. this weekend—once again featuring exclusively male headlining acts. In fact, only one female performer, Björk, has ever headlined the festival’s main stage, and that was nearly a decade ago. LA Times

• A GoDaddier goes Google. Elissa Murphy, GoDaddy’s CTO and EVP of its cloud computing business group, is leaving for Google. The move is particularly notable given that GoDaddy just launched a cloud platform that will compete with Amazon, Microsoft, and, yes, Google. Fortune

• Beyonce makes lemonade. Beyonce gave fans heart palpitations this weekend when she dropped some unexpected news: Lemonade, a “world premiere event” will air on HBO this Saturday the 23rd. Fortune

• Careful, Kasich. In a CNN interview, John Kasich tried to walk back a comment he made last week when a college student asked him how he would make her feel less endangered by sexual assault if he were elected president. Part of his response included advising her to stay away from parties where there’s a lot of alcohol—a remark that many saw as victim-blaming. Speaking to CNN, Kasich said that wasn’t his intention, adding “I’m just saying be careful.” MSNBC

MOVERS AND SHAKERS: The Estée Lauder Cos promoted Nancy Mahon to SVP of global corporate citizenship and sustainability. Belgian Transport Minister Jacqueline Galant resigned after a report detailing lapses in airport security oversight was leaked in the wake of the Brussels bombings. Kathy Chen has been named managing director Twitter’s Greater China office in Hong Kong.


Each week, Fortune asks our Insider Network — an online community of prominent people in business and beyond — for career and leadership advice. Here’s some of the best of what we heard last week.

When losing is a win. Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, writes about running for office in New York City—and losing in a landslide. While it was embarrassing, she’s thankful for that failure, which put her on the path to her current role.  Fortune

You can teach an old dog new tricks. Don’t be afraid to try something outside of your skill set, says Jessica Seinfeld, founder of GOOD+ Foundation. If you find the right people to help, you’ll be shocked at how quickly you’ll pick it up. Fortune

Meet and greet. Jackie De La Rosa, cofounder of BeautyTouch, shares her four best networking tips for young professionals.  Fortune


• Daddy’s girl. This New York Times story describes Ivanka Trump as a “devoted daughter who exists as an almost surreally detached counterpoint to her father’s bellicosity, and yet may be his most important ally.” While I’m beginning to tire of reading Ivanka profiles, this one does include a few fresh insights, including that she and Donald talk up to five times per day and that she is widely acknowledged to be his favorite. New York Times

• Looking Posh. Pop star-turned-designer Victoria Beckham (aka Posh Spice) is launching a limited-edition makeup collection with Estée Lauder, expected to debut in September.  Fortune

• Mistreating McCarthy. In this thought-provoking piece, New York Magazine‘s Mark Harris asks why entertainment media continues to disrespect and underestimate Melissa McCarthy—despite the fact that she’s clearly become a bankable star, making five profitable movies in a row. New York Magazine

• Money changes everything. Unlike Bruce Springsteen and Ringo Starr, Cyndi Lauper is not canceling her upcoming concert in North Carolina to protest HB2, the state’s anti-LGBT law. However, the 80s legend has announced that all profits from her July 4 show in Raleigh will go to support the fight against the so-called “bathroom bill.” Fortune

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Bethenny Frankel is under fire for racial comments   Fortune

Nicki Minaj and J Cole meet with Obama to discuss criminal justice reform  Billboard

At the Boston Marathon, leading the way for women 50 years ago  New York Times

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” is weirder, smarter, and more confident in season 2  New York Magazine


I feel devastated that we did not catch and fix these issues faster.

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes on the ongoing problems at her blood-testing company