As a break from some dark-toned discussion, I give you the Italian skydiver, jumper, conservationist, and model Roberta Mancino -- in China, under the waves, and elsewhere. You may recognize some of the settings from these previous installments. I will say no more -- except, wing suits plus whale sharks, in the same clip!
I'm still here to add that I do find the look of these wingsuits in full descent, as shown most clearly between times :40 and :50 and again 1:40 to 2:00, to be strangely, dreamily compelling, in a Night Kitchenish way.
James Fallows is a staff writer for The Atlantic and has written for the magazine since the late 1970s. He has reported extensively from outside the United States and once worked as President Carter's chief speechwriter. He and his wife, Deborah Fallows, are the authors of the new book Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America, which has been a New York Times best seller and is the basis of a forthcoming HBO documentary.