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Drew Wood

Drew Wood

Deputy editor and generalist extraordinaire Drew Wood's been around the media block with stints at Thrillist.com, Metro, and Minnesota Business to name a few. 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.

The most essential local museum and gallery happenings this fall. Read more

Arts & Culture

Zen and the art of turning a massive field of corn into a massive, artful maze. Read more

Arts & Culture

As vaping-related illnesses sweep the nation, how has vaping affected Minnesota youth? Read more

Health & Fitness

2019 Minnesota State Fair New Food Guide

Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

It's here. The GET IT, SKIP IT, YOUR CALL guide to the new Minnesota State Fair foods. Read more

, Eat & Drink

Minnesota State Fair

Photograph by Caitlin Abrams

More than 2 million ticket buyers entered the fairgrounds in 2018. The spectrum of Minnesotans that visit the Fair raises the question: Who doesn't go? Read more

Arts & Culture

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Photo by Caitlin Abrams

The State Fair is on an attendance tear, topping 2 million in 2018. But when does the line for Pronto Pups become a public menace? Read more

Arts & Culture

Lyz Lenz

Photo by Matthew Hintz

How does an evangelical get a heretical rep, while growing closer to God? Lyz Lenz isn’t sure—but she just wrote a book about it. Read more

Arts & Culture

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Photograph by Rebecca Slater

Get to know Alex West Steinman, the rabble-rousing entrepreneur and cofounder of The Coven who only stops smashing the patriarchy for t-ball practice. Read more

Arts & Culture

Mobile Detection Station

Photo by Caitlin Abrams

If you’ve got a better theory on what that mobile detection station was doing next to the river, let’s hear it. Read more

Arts & Culture

On August 1, the new law will make it illegal to hold and use your cell phone while driving in Minnesota. Read more

Arts & Culture

Kayaking on Lake Bde Maka Ska

Photograph by Caitlin Abrams

Find out where to rent kayaks, canoes, pedal boats and stand-up paddleboards, and head out on the water. Read more

Arts & Culture

How do you get to the top of the water ski pyramid that cruises the Minneapolis riverfront? For Cha Cha Plessner, you start by stepping on your sister’s head. Read more

Arts & Culture

Klecko

Photo by Caitlin Abrams

After the feds shuttered his bread business, a St. Paul baker wrote a poetry collection: Hitman-Baker-Casketmaker: Aftermath of an American's Clash with ICE. Read more

Arts & Culture

Craig Finn

Photograph by Shervin Lainez

Minnesota’s vaunted vet of barroom rock and roll, Craig Finn, comes home again with his third solo album in four years, "I Need a New War." Read more

Arts & Culture

Willians "La Tortuga" Astudillo at Hola Arepa

Photograph by Caitlin Abrams

Twins fan fave Willians "La Tortuga" Astudillo on arepas, his accidental nickname, and the tensions in Venezuela. Read more

Arts & Culture

Curtis Sittenfeld

Photo by Matthew Hintz

The fiction writer talks about her alternate history of Hillary Clinton, what she got wrong about Minneapolis traffic, and buying her wardrobe at Dick’s Sporting Goods. Read more

Arts & Culture

Hell's Kitchen Bloody Mary

Photograph by Caitlin Abrams

Spouse away for the weekend? Take advantage of not having to convince your partner to indulge in your more primal impulses with these Twin Cities vices. Read more

Eat & Drink

Solo Parenting

Illustration by Drue Wagner

Zen and the art of solo parenting while your partner is away doing something much cooler. Read more

Travel & Visitors

Wordplay Festival

Photos courtesy of Wordplay

With an inaugural guest list including Stephen King and Amy Tan, the Wordplay festival aspires to become South by Southwest for English nerds. Read more

Arts & Culture

Bill Mack

Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

Artist Bill Mack works out of a castle in Bloomington, surrounded by Picassos, Marilyn Monroe's gates, and the original Hollywood sign. What else does he have hiding in there? Read more

Arts & Culture