CLIPPINGS FROM SUNDAY'S NYTimes.
VOWS: Janis Ian and Patricia Snyder
Where Here Ends and There Begins
"The history of the past two years has increased the talismanic potency of borders in our minds. And yet despite the terminal rigidity of those most oppressive borders -- former iron curtains, military checkpoints, the wall now rising between Israelis and Palestinians -- the fact is that many of the political borders on this divvied-up globe must look something like the ones in these photographs."
I LOVE NY
Battery Park, Sunday afternoon at 2; free
"Ms. Wilson, a jazz singer at heart though she's become much broader than the term implies, surrounds herself with an imaginative, magicked-up idea of American rural music. While her last album was mostly covers in the service of a Southern theme, her next, 'Glamoured,' due out in a month, is covers for the sake of covers; she sings songs by Sting, Bob Dylan and Abbey Lincoln over her typically slinky, misty group sound."
DON'T SAY 'CHEEESE'
Canada has banned the public from smiling or frowning for passport photos, the Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday. Canadians must send a photo with 'a neutral expression'
REALITY POKES IDEOLOGY IN THE EYE