Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. announced several big changes for the company last week. Among them, the closing of The Daily, a digital-only publication designed exclusively for tablets and smartphones. In a statement, Murdoch said "we could not find a large enough audience quickly enough to convince us the business model was sustainable in the long term." Weekend Edition Sunday host Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's David Folkenflik about why The Daily ultimately failed, and what it means for the modern media landscape.
Colin Broderick's new memoir, That's That, chronicles his childhood in Northern Ireland during the modern-day "Troubles." Broderick says growing up in what was essentially a war zone seemed normal to him at the time.
Designer Katie Shelly's upcoming cookbook offers 50 illustrated recipe "blueprints" for basic meals — from simple snacks to more hefty dishes like eggplant Parmesan. She hopes they'll inspire any level of cook to improvise in the kitchen.
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