17-storey waterslide being built in Kansas City

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Wednesday 27 November 2013

If you’re an adrenaline junkie who’s taking baby steps to that leap out of an airplane, perhaps you might want to visit Kansas City. The Verruckt (German for “insane”) is set to become the world’s tallest, fastest and steepest water slide at 17 stories high. Opening next year in May, the Verruckt will be located […]

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Brilliant ceramic work by Jesse Small Jesse Small

Gina Adams Reader Find

By Gina Adams in New Art on Friday 30 September 2011

I met Jesse Small a year ago while at a dinner party in Kansas City. His ceramic work is rich with complexity and detail and makes one really consider the space that is shared between the viewer and the object.

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Carnal Torpor

Gerry Mak Reader Find

By Gerry Mak in New Music on Saturday 2 January 2010

Carnal Torpor out of Kansas City weaves extreme metal, prog, and electronic elements into a crypto-psychedelic tapestry that alternates between demonic ugliness and shimmering beauty with the drop of a hi-hat.

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Whoop Dee Doo this Halloween in Kansas City

Alison Zavos Contributor

By Alison Zavos in New Events on Friday 30 October 2009

Whoop Dee Doo is a performance art group based out of Kansas City, Missouri, and hosted by Jaimie Warren and Matt Roche, alongside fifteen or so other cast and crew members. They travel internationally to put on random shows that, visually at least, remind me of a G-Rated John Waters movie. The idea of Whoop Dee Doo shows is based upon kid-friendly faux public access TV programs (they are filmed but don’t actually air) that appear highly entertaining for adults as well. Last year, they performed at Deitch Projects’ holiday party, amongst other places.

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Big Books

Snell Reader Find

By Snell in Architecture on Wednesday 5 December 2007

A project that has been a pioneer of the revitalization of downtown Kansas City, this building’s goal was to promote the Central Library as well as represent the city itself.

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