When Dropping Ceramics is a Good Idea

The magnetism of a good mug is hardly a new phenomenon. But during the pandemic, many ceramic artists have seen the kind of customer excitement more associated with clothing lines or concert tickets. Some pieces are selling out within seconds of being posted on websites and Instagram pages.

Lalese Stamps of Lolly Lolly Ceramics said she can sell 250 mugs in under a minute. Sarah Hussaini, the architect turned ceramist behind Not Work Related, reported selling 350 pieces in six minutes. Mica DeMarquez of Mimi Ceramics tracked sales of 326 items in four minutes, and Dustin Barzell of Ceramicism routinely

Bird strike forces Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to turn around

(CNN) — A Delta flight was forced to return to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Sunday night “after coming in contact with birds during takeoff,” the airline said.

Delta Flight 2281, which was headed to Washington, DC, returned to the airport at 10:36 p.m., 47 minutes after it took off, according to information from flight data tracking platform FlightAware.

The flight turned around after its crew reported a bird strike had cracked a windshield on the Airbus A320.

In a statement to CNN, Delta Air Lines said maintenance personnel were evaluating the aircraft as the airline worked “to reaccommodate customers

Paris Teenager’s New Gig: Would-Be Queen of Italy. A Nation Shrugs.

Prince Aimone, Duke of Puglia, declined to meet for an interview in the Tuscan country estate of his father, Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta, who was reportedly punched twice in the face by his cousin, Vittorio Emanuele, at the 2004 wedding of the future King Felipe VI of Spain. Soon after that altercation, Amedeo claimed to be the legitimate Duke of Savoy.

“To put it mildly, it is not a good relationship,” Aimone said in a phone interview. But he said he wanted to avoid a public shouting match with his cousins “over something that doesn’t exist. I try to …