Skimm'd while stocking up on reads for the weekend

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APRIL 27, 2018


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Skimm'd while stocking up on reads for the weekend


"Since you're posting texts, let me add that I have a new single out" – John Legend to Kanye.


The Story

Today, North and South Korea pinky promised to end the Korean War and get rid of all their nukes.


Yes. The two countries have technically been at war since the 1950s. Today, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean president Moon Jae-in met for hours as part of a historic summit. It's the first time the countries' leaders got together in more than ten years.


They agreed to officially end the Korean War sometime this year. And said they'll work toward getting rid of both sides' nuclear weapons – which could mean different things to different people. Oh, and they planted a pine tree. Because friendship.


North and South Korea have made similar pledges in the past. They didn't stick. And this one is short on specifics. TBD if President Trump gets more deets when he meets with Kim sometime in the next couple of weeks.


What to say when you hear about Tom Brokaw

Another one bites the dust. Yesterday, Bill Cosby was convicted of sexual assault. Cosby used to be America's Dad and a cultural icon. But in recent years, more than 60 women have accused him of sexual assault. The statute of limitations has expired for most of these cases, so they'll never go to trial. This one did. In 2005, Andrea Constand told authorities that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her. The two settled a civil lawsuit – where Cosby admitted he gave women drugs to have sex with them. In 2015, a new DA pressed criminal charges in Constand's case right before the statute of limitations expired. Last year, the case ended in a hung jury. So prosecutors tried, tried again. This time, more of Cosby's accusers were allowed to testify. And the jury found him guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. He faces up to 10 years in prison for each count.

What to say when you're on a rollercoaster…

So is everyone else. Here's what happened yesterday: the US has a new secretary of state (hi, Mike Pompeo). But not a Veterans Affairs secretary (bye, Ronny Jackson). EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt had an awkward day in Congress. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) requested that the House chaplain resign – which is raising a lot of Qs. President Trump told "Fox & Friends" that his personal lawyer Michael Cohen "represented" him when Cohen paid off porn star Stormy Daniels. Aaaaand a Senate panel wants special counsel Robert Mueller – who's leading the Trump-Russia investigation – to have some job security. He may or may not get it.

What to say when closing the window…

Feeling drafty. The NFL Draft has begun. The Cleveland Browns selected Heisman Trophy winner (and jorts fan) QB Baker Mayfield as the no. 1 overall pick. The Giants took on running back Saquon Barkley – who's been called the best player in the draft. The Jets snatched up USC QB Sam Darnold. And the Buffalo Bills took on QB Josh Allen from Wyoming...guess they're overlooking those racially insensitive tweets he sent back in high school.

What to say when you start paying more for Amazon Prime...

I don't like this. Got that, Alexa?

What to say while finishing "Wild Wild Country"…

Looks like another alleged cult is coming to the Small(ville) screen.


For when you're figuring out weekend plans...

Book it. Here's a list of some of our all-time favorite reads (think: "Luckiest Girl Alive," "Brain on Fire," and more). And you get something off the price tag today. Read up.*

For when your heart rate's up after climbing a flight of stairs...

This will make it spike higher. Meet Skimm HQ's new TV obsession: "Killing Eve." It stars Christina Yang aka Sandra Oh as an MI5 agent. Her desk job gets a lot less predictable when she has to face off with a psychopathic female assassin. Dun dun dun. Binge here now before the new episode this Sunday at 8/7c on BBC America.*

For when you're daydreaming about wearing skirts…

Make it real. We got you 15% off pretty much the entire Madewell site, for Skimm'rs only. Yes, really. Put away the puffy coat, pick up a new dress, and get into it here.*

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