Great Escape

Kirk Jones was the first person to successfully jump off Niagara Falls with no safety equipment. That was just the beginning of a bizarre and tragic tale.

Kirk Jones at the circus. Photo: Courtesy of Phil Dolci

At night, Horseshoe Falls is illuminated for tourists by fantastically colored spotlights that give it the impression of a once-majestic beast dressed up for a circus. …

Mitch Moxley

Mitch Moxley is a writer and editor in New York who has contributed to GQ, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and many other publications.

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