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A tree on the grounds of the Gillis W. Long National Guard facility, formerly the Louisiana Leper Home, in Carville, Louisiana. Wet-plate collodion photograph © Lisa Elmaleh, from a series that accompanied “The Separating Sickness,” by Rebecca Solnit, in the June 2013 issue.
More from Lisa Elmaleh:
Trudy Lieberman reports on the failed promise of the Affordable Care Act, Sarah A. Topol explores Ukraine’s struggle for a national identity, Dave Madden spends a week in Hollywood’s toughest comedy club, and more
Number of insect fragments allowed by the FDA in a standard jar of peanut butter:
It emerged that, in trying to count her rings, marine geologists had accidentally killed a 507-year-old clam named Ming.
A resident of Chalk Level Township in Missouri discovered the bodies of three dogs packed inside dog-food bags.
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”