Drew Wood

Drew Wood

The editor for mspmag.com and a contributing features editor for the print magazine, 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.

Greetings from Minnesota sign at the Minnesota State Fair | Photo by Caitlin Abrams
We Ate All The New Foods At The Fair . . . AGAIN

It took nine hours, but we ate and drank every new thing at the Fair so you wouldn't have to.


State of the Arts

What happens when you pair up arts leaders from disparate worlds to talk about the state of the local scene and their respective crafts?


Two Nights in Little Mekong

St. Paul's vibrant district recreates an authentic Southeast Asian night market experience.


The Taxonomical Order of State Fair Eating

We dissect the new genus of foods at the fair, plus honor the tried-and-true favorites.


Keep Dinkytown Dinky

With massive redevelopment occurring on the U of M's campus, maybe a historic designation can keep it dinky?


Camp-a-Palooza Survival Kit

How to do a festival right? Really good beef jerky.


An Opera in Ruins

Mill City Summer Opera is a classic art form in a beautifully dilapidated setting.


Boom Town

Where to sit for the best view of downtown Minneapolis' fireworks—and 13 other spectacular shows.


Amazing Lore, Legends, and Myths

A mainly factual, totally astonishing guide to the strange world of Minnesota myth, lore, and legend.


Everyone Loves a Parade

An ode to that time-honored Minnesotan tradition.


The Rules of a Satisfying Summer

Just because it's fleeting doesn't mean it needs to be a race against time. We'll show you how to do it right.


The Summer of the Saints

Inside the St. Paul Saints' epic new Lowertown ballpark, including where to eat nearby.


Grazing On Target Field's New Grub, 2015 Edition

We braved the stadium's annual food preview [again] in the name of telling you what's what.


Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves
Kevin Garnett Comes Home

While it's easy to forget what one person can mean to a city and what one city can mean to a person, sometimes it's just as easy to remember again.


Doomtree's Gray Duck from All Hands.
Doomtree's "Gray Duck" Music Video

The Minneapolis hip-hop collective's new album All Hands doesn't drop until late January, but the first video from it just did.


Andrew Wiggins
The Kid is All Right

We shadowed 19-year-old Wolves rookie Andrew Wiggins in the weeks leading up to his first season to see what life was like for the kid before the storm.


Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate.
RIP Mike Nichols

American cinema lost a good one in Mike Nichols. Remember him by watching the greatest thing he ever created.


Garth Brooks performing at the Target Center in Minneapolis on November 6, 2014.
Too Many Words About Seeing Garth Brooks Live

In which a skeptic comes to grips with feeling all the feels at a Garth Brooks show.


Atmosphere's Minnesnowta

Finally, a directory of all the Minnesota places Atmosphere mentions in every song, ever.


The State of Hockey

MN roots run deep on the Wild's roster, but birthplace isn't always the truest measure of Minnesotan-ness.


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