Drew Wood

Drew Wood

Deputy editor Drew Wood was formerly the Twin Cities and Travel editor for Thrillist.com and, prior to that, the editor in chief for Minnesota Business Magazine. For a brief period in his 20s Drew left journalism to pursue an MFA in Creative Writing and an MA in English in hopes of someday becoming an English professor only to realize that being a English professor requires lots of reading and deep thinking, and is actually quite boring. He lives in Tangletown with his wife and two daughters, and would almost always rather be wearing a baseball cap.

Neighborhoods around the U.S. Bank Stadium in East Town
The Birth of East Town

Here’s a look at what East Town is poised to become when the U.S. Bank Stadium officially opens late this month.

A cartoon of an ox pulling a wagon
How Rich Did The Oregon Trail Make Its Creators?

The Oregon Trail, a video game designed by three Minnesotans, was inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame.

Betty Butler, artistic director and co-founder of Circus Juventas
Five Questions With...

Betty Butler, artistic director and co-founder of Circus Juventas.

The Twin Cities Jazz Festival illustration
All That Jazz

St. Paul is serving up a weekend's worth of sizzling-hot jazz at the Twin Cities Jazz Festival on June 23-26.

Twin Cities Pride parade
Our Pride

In the Twin Cities, the outsiders are no longer the ones celebrating Pride, they’re the ones who aren’t.

Sail boats on a lake
Liquid Summer

175 ways to spend this Twin Cities summer eternally in, on, or by the water.

A makeshift Prince tribute installed on the Aria event center in Minneapolis
On Memorializing Prince

In April the entire world stopped to grieve the passing of a genius who was unapologetically ours. Now it's up to us to be stewards of his legacy.

Minnesota Twins baseball player Byung Ho Park
Five(ish) Questions With Byung Ho Park

We snagged a few minutes with Korea's most famous masher of baseballs to talk about epic bat-flips, destiny, and more.

Valleyfair Turns 40, and We Have Some Q's

How often do you have to replace the wood on a wooden roller coaster?

Rikki Iglesais, wine extraordinaire
Five Questions With Rikki Iglesias, Wine Oracle in Training

Is it acceptable to drink boxed wine? Find out.

Food from Twins Stadium
Grazing on Target Field’s New Grub, 2016 Edition

We dutifully consumed all the new eats and drinks at Target Field [again], to tell you what’s worth your dime this season.

The Grain Belt Beer Sign

What did this iconic sign look like back when it was lit up?

Left: Poplar Ridge rental unit at Caribou Highlands in Lutsen. Right: Steps down to guest  cabins at
A North for All Seasons

A perfect destination for each season, because in the North it's as much about when you go as where.

Book covers of the six must-read books for spring
Six By Spring

Exploring the superstar spring releases from local writers that are sure to make a splash well outside of the city limits.

Show of Hands

Minneapolis-based Shapiro & Smith Dance explores the power and beauty of hands.

A deserted snowy scene from movie Fargo
Fargo: 20 Years Later

Turning a still camera on the unassuming local landscapes that became Minnesota's whitewashed contribution to cinema history.

Aerial view of downtown Minneapolis, captured by a drone
Drone Inc.

The skinny on drone regulations and how a handful of local businesses are making new marks in the sky.

Brian Oake, The Current's new co-host of its morning show
Five Questions With...

Brian Oake, new “Morning Guy” on 89.3 The Current.

Hidden Byways

Four streets. One skyway system. A whole lot of holes in the wall. Behold, our guide to the undersung gems of local eating, drinking, shopping, and beyond.

An illustration of Heights Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Such Great Heights

The Heights Theater—located on one of the most historically vibrant, yet oft overlooked corridors in town—is a place you don't want to miss.

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