This Week’s Picks

The Improvisers

Jazz musicians and chefs are creatively spontaneous, but so are surgeons and firefighters. A look at the unscripted moments in all our lives.
Riders congregate at a Manhattan cathedral for their annual ritual of prayers and holy water -- and to confess their cycling sins.(NYT)
A Washington, D.C. pastor and his church offer gay African Americans a message of acceptance and responsibility. (WP)
Young women who suffer a debilitating condition brought on by early childbirth find healing and hope at a Nigerian hospital.

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