Every once in a while this world overwhelms. Yesterday I went to a lovely special exhibit on the art and archaeology of the land of Nubia (largely northern Sudan). Lots of gold jewelry, lots of gorgeous things. It was a good escape from the evil voting restriction laws. I thought you might be interested in an emphasis this evening on some of the more artsy news, so the serious section is shorter, and the arts section is bigger this evening. But first:
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From the Daily Beast:
Nothing says a return to normal like Europe’s struggle with migration by sea. After a week at sea, 572 people running out of food were finally given a safe harbor.
Editor’s note: the Ocean Viking was assigned a safe port late Thursday evening and will disembark in Sicily on Saturday.
ROME—No one may ever know for sure what drove a man who had just been rescued to jump overboard a migrant rescue vessel on Wednesday night. It could have been the smell of sweat, urine, and vomit from 572 people crammed in the ship—or the fact that no one in Europe seems to give a damn about their fate. After jumping ship, the man was rescued again, and told his saviors, SOS Mediterranee Search and Rescue, a French NGO, that he “could not take it anymore.”