KANSAS! Mag 75

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Kansas Cider Makers

Photography by Aaron Patton Kansas farms and cider masters perfect the taste of a traditional drink Kenneth and Denise Gardner…

Behind the Lens with Nick Krug

A conversation with KANSAS! photographers about their lives in photography Originally raised in St. Charles, Missouri, Nick Krug…

Arts & Entertainment

Beauty in Paper, Blooms and Glass

Wayasashi Studio From her home studio in Wichita, Tomiyo Tajiri creates stunning kimonos, origami art and accessories. Tajiri began studying her craft while growing up on Okinoerabujima, a small…

KANSAS! Magazine

Every issue of KANSAS! tells a story through inspiring words and vibrant photography that captures the beauty and essence of our state. Features and photo essays highlight a variety of topics - from the people and communities to the food and cultures, as well as the striking scenery and beautiful landscapes that make Kansas a unique place to live and visit.

Sunflowers at night

Travel

Reasons to Love Kansas

Forging Our Best Neighborhoods

Photography by Fally Afani, mural in Lecompton Gaston Bachelard’s landmark and influential book The Poetics of Space is a…

Reasons to Love 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 Story by…

Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Kansas Cider Makers

Photography by Aaron Patton Kansas farms and cider masters perfect the taste of a traditional drink Kenneth and Denise Gardner developed a…

Food & Drink

Rolled Ice Cream

Photography by David Mayes Shops across the state bring a sweet approach to an old summer favorite A treat to the eyes and palate, the…

Food & Drink

Keeping a Legacy Alive

Owners of Wichita Irish dive bar talk about their start and long-standing success Photography by Dwan Miller The Artichoke Sandwich Bar…

Food & Drink

Roasted Eggplant in a Spicy Yogurt

Dandu’s garden includes more than a half dozen varieties of eggplant. She makes the occasional eggplant parmesan but prefers to roast…

Food & Drink

Taste of Kansas: Danduland

A Salina gardener demonstrates the rich, tasteful possibilities found in a simple backyard garden of an ordinary Kansas neighborhood…

Recipes

Desserts

Grilled Peaches

"My favorite summer dishes are old school." - Chef Renee Kelly, former owner and chef of Harvest in Shawnee. This recipe is from…

Misc Recipes

Spicy Basil Pesto

“Dandu culinary fusion” is evident in Kamila’s version of spiced pesto, which can be used on pizza and bruschetta, in…

Food & Drink

Roasted Eggplant in a Spicy Yogurt

Dandu’s garden includes more than a half dozen varieties of eggplant. She makes the occasional eggplant parmesan but prefers to roast…

Breakfast

Cranberry Orange Muffins

Recipe shared from WheatFields Bakery & Cafe in Lawrence INGREDIENTS Dry Ingredients 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour ¾ tsp salt…

Arts & Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

Working from a Past Heading to a Future

Ric Dunwoody and Mona Cliff talk contemporary Native art and the futures they envision Photography by Jason Dailey (Mona Cliff) and Aaron…

Arts & Entertainment

After Ad Astra: Ed Dwight Jr.'s Story

When the government pulled the plug on Ed Dwight Jr.’s chance to become the nation’s first Black astronaut, the talented…

From the Archives

From the Archives: Monarch of the Plains

Photography by Andrea Etzel & Lorraine Jackson (black and white images) From the archives, this story was originally published in the…

History & Heritage

Reasons to Love Kansas

Dwayne's Prints On

A world-famous photo lab in Kansas continues to thrive under a new generation Photography by Bill Stephens Derek and Josh Carter remember…

History & Heritage

The Game of Kings (and cowboys)

A Flint Hills ranch keeps a rougher version of polo alive Photography by Jason Dailey\ Polo is one of the world’s oldest sports…

Reasons to Love Kansas

Beautiful Days in Our Neighborhoods

We explore and celebrate different neighborhoods across the state Illustration by Abra Shirley When people talk about neighborhoods, they…

Reasons to Love 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 Story by…

Nature & Outdoors

Nature & Outdoors

Floating Down the Kaw

Photography by Michael Pearce State programs, nonprofit groups and outdoor equipment suppliers have made it easy to explore and enjoy a…

Reasons to Love Kansas

A Herd, Once More

The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas works to care for and grow its herd of bison as a practical and symbolic bridge between its past and future…

Nature & Outdoors

Biking Kansas with Jonathan Groene

Photography provided by Kansas Tourism Jonathan Groene is an experienced bike-packer who has biked the Continental Divide. He also savors…

Nature & Outdoors

Paddling Kansas with Blair Sutton

Photography by Kansas Tourism Blair Sutton loves all sorts of outdoor adventure, including kayaking the lakes and rivers of Kansas…

Nature & Outdoors

Hiking Kansas with Stephen Garlow

Photography from Kansas Tourism, at Kanopolis State Park Stephen Garlow is a lifelong outdoors person and an avid hiker. “I’ve…

Reasons We Love Kansas

Reasons to Love Kansas

Dwayne's Prints On

A world-famous photo lab in Kansas continues to thrive under a new generation Photography by Bill Stephens Derek and Josh Carter remember…

Nature & Outdoors

Floating Down the Kaw

Photography by Michael Pearce State programs, nonprofit groups and outdoor equipment suppliers have made it easy to explore and enjoy a…

History & Heritage

The Game of Kings (and cowboys)

A Flint Hills ranch keeps a rougher version of polo alive Photography by Jason Dailey\ Polo is one of the world’s oldest sports…

Reasons to Love Kansas

A Herd, Once More

The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas works to care for and grow its herd of bison as a practical and symbolic bridge between its past and future…

Reasons to Love Kansas

Forging Our Best Neighborhoods

Photography by Fally Afani, mural in Lecompton Gaston Bachelard’s landmark and influential book The Poetics of Space is a…