Art: The Glory of the Nubians Through Jan. 20; mfa.org . South of Egypt, in what is what is now the Sudanese Nile Valley, lay the ancient kingdom of Nubia, a cultural rival and one-time conqueror of the pharaohs. World renowned for their gold, fine jewelry, and extensive trading networks, the Nubians left behind cities and statuary as fine as those of the Egyptians — but not nearly as much writing. In part because of this absence of testimony, Nubia hasn’t gotten its due in the American imagination. But the Museum of Fine Arts Boston has the largest collection of Nubian artifacts outside of Khartoum, and with the overwhelming esthetic wealth of “Ancient Nubia Now,” it’s starting to set the record straight. WILL HEINRICH Film: Church and Sexual Abuse, This Time in France Oct. 18. In 2014, Alexandre Dussot-Hezez, a 40-year-old Frenchman and devout Roman Catholic, discovered that the Rev. Bernard Preynat, the priest who had sexually abused him as a boy, was still working with children. Horrified, he wrote to the Diocese of Lyon and was brought face to face with his attacker, who did not deny his actions and acknowledged molesting others — and eventually revealed that the… Read full this story
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