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Talking Kansas

  • 3 minutes

Michael King and Brad Smalley, of Wild West Podcast. Photo credit: Rachael Sebastian Kansas-themed podcasts share their deep dives into the state’s legends and attractions Wild West Podcast Michael…

Arts & Entertainment

After Ad Astra: The Story of Ed Dwight Jr.

  • 13 minutes

Photography by Mark Mangan When the government pulled the plug on Ed Dwight Jr.’s chance to become the nation’s first Black astronaut, the talented Kansas native refocused his life into becoming a…

Arts & Entertainment

11 Epic Murals to Explore

  • 6 minutes

Of all the two-dimensional art forms, perhaps none is as epic or accessible as the mural Mural artists and experts Lora Jost and Dave Lowenstein, authors of Kansas Murals: A Traveler’s Guide…

Arts & Entertainment

Kansas Women Trailblazers: Janelle Monáe

  • 4 minutes

Many Kansas-born artists, musicians, actors, and other creative types came of age and into their careers in other states and countries: horror hostess Elvira was born Cassandra Peterson in Manhattan…

Arts & Entertainment

Beauty in Paper, Blooms and Glass

  • 3 minutes

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…

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Discover the wonders awaiting you in the heartland! Each issue of KANSAS! is individually curated by our dedicated editors to take you on a…


Every issue of KANSAS! tells a story through inspiring words and vibrant photography that captures the beauty and essence of our…

KANSAS! Magazine

The premier lifestyle publication of the Sunflower State, we celebrate our state's people, places and wide-open spaces since 1945.