Current Issue | No. 5 of 2021

Legends & Lore




Traditional elements of the Day of the Dead holiday are incorporated into observances across Kansas. Designed by Shelly Bryant



Local Meads

By Cecilia Harris

Kansas businesses offer mead varieties that sample the state’s natural flavors

Talking Kansas
By Amber Fraley

Kansas-themed podcasts share their deep dives into the state’s legends and attractions

From the Woods of Kansas

These Kansas wood artists offer natural, customized items for homes, kitchens and the next séance party

Behind the Lens 

with Rachael Sebastian

A conversation with KANSAS! photographers about their lives in photography

Airship Alert!

Story by Christine Steinkuehler

In the late 1800s, Kansans were inventing early aircraft, and mysterious ships were (reportedly) navigating the skies


The Pawpaw is the Star

Story by Michael Pearce

‘Like banana custard, only better,’ is how some describe the taste of this large, fickle fruit native to portions of Kansas


Haunted Atchison

The historic riverfront town in eastern Kansas is known for spooky homes, ghostly legends and things that go bump in the night

Dia de los Muertos

Story by Meta Newell West

The traditional Mexican holiday is celebrated across Kansas in recognition of loss and lives respectfully remembered