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.

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.

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.

Minnesota Viking wide receiver Adam Thielen.
The Unlikely Vike

Vikings wide-out Adam Thielen talks about making the team, rooming with Cordarrelle Patterson, and what's scarier, getting married or getting hit by Patrick Willis.

The Replacements playing Jimmy Fallon's Tonight show on September 9, 2014.
The Replacements On Jimmy Fallon

The new prince of late night coaxed one of the Minneapple's seminal '80s bands into their first TV appearance in 25 years.

The Jayhawks' Gary Louris performing the Breck School Fight Song.
Gary Louris, Fight Song Composer?

When the Jayhawks' frontman's not playing epic three-night rerelease shows he's writing/ performing the new fight song for his kids' school, Breck.

It's Yanni's Mpls & We're Just Living In It

The well-coiffed Grecian songster waxes nostalgic about his glory days living in the Minneapple.

Rob Perez directing the Minneapolis sitcom West Lake.
Minnesota Made TV

Erik Stolhanske, Rob Perez, and a Hollywood-tested crew banded together to film a sitcom pilot in Uptown. Here's the skinny.

All-Star Game 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
A Fan's Notes On The 2014 All-Star Game

Not-so-deep thoughts on the Midsummer Classic from a lifelong fan who got behind baseball's velvet ropes.

Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett of RiffTrax
RiffTrax Live: Sharknado

A chat with Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett of RiffTrax on the occasion of their live rendition of Sharknado.

Minnesota All-Star Baseball Team
The All-Minnesota-Born All-Time Team

Could the state of MN field its own All-Star team? We had to go back 125 years, but it turns out the answer is yes.

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