Drew Wood

Drew Wood

Deputy editor and generalist extraordinaire Drew Wood's been around the media block with stints at, 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.

General Joseph Votel, Cretin-Derham Hall class of 1976

Photo by Tech. Sgt. Dana Flamer

Meet Joe Votel, the St. Paul kid who grew up to be a four-star general in charge of the United States Central Command. more

Feb 23, 2018 3:41 PM Arts & Culture

Here’s what it’s like for a new mayor two days before the Super Bowl is played in your town. more

Feb 2, 2018 4:00 PM , General Interest

We talk to local ad pros about what makes campaigns work, and what feels like to see your ad play during the big game. more

Feb 1, 2018 6:01 PM Arts & Culture

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Photo courtesy of Creative Minds Studio

A recap of opening day festivities around the Twin Cities for Super Bowl 2018. more

Jan 27, 2018 8:59 AM , , Arts & Culture

New U.S. Bank Stadium Super Bowl Game Day Foods

Photos by Caitlin Abrams

We ate all 13 new in-stadium special Super Bowl foods, because you won't be able to and, frankly, come game day, neither will we. more

Jan 24, 2018 9:57 PM , Foodie

Vikings Players Favorite Restaurants

Restaurant photos by Caitlin Abrams

When the home team isn’t ransacking the NFC North, here’s where the players go to play. more

Jan 15, 2018 5:04 PM Eat & Drink

Made in the North 2018

Photos by John Haynes

Discover the best of the best in locally made goods—from sugar beet-distilled vodka to Scandinavian-inspired woven linens. more

Jan 4, 2018 9:41 AM , , , , Arts & Culture

St. Paul mayor-elect Melvin Carter

Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

Meet Mayor-elect (and optimist-in-chief) Melvin Carter, AKA the most popular man in St. Paul. more

Dec 20, 2017 12:38 PM General Interest

Skiing on Spirit Mountain

Photo by Ashley Camper

A guide to the state's best skiing, tubing, and snowboarding. more

Dec 4, 2017 4:53 PM Travel & Visitors

Erich Sailer - by Ashley Camper

Photos by Ashley Camper

The hills may be small. So why do Minnesota ski legends describe our hills as an epic place to ski? more

Dec 4, 2017 4:49 PM Travel & Visitors

Skiing - December 2017

Photos by Ashley Camper

Our peerless guide to every darn ski resort in Minnesota. (And one in Wisconsin.) more

Dec 4, 2017 4:40 PM Travel & Visitors

Guthrie Theatre tote bag

Photographs by Josh Grubbs (Guthrie bag); Caitlin Abrams (other bags)

With Minneapolis pondering a plastic bag usage fee, it got us thinking about another notable milestone in local grocery bag history. more

Oct 25, 2017 9:32 AM Arts & Culture

Halloween costumes illustration

Illustration by Bill Brown

Is your costume ready? more

Oct 12, 2017 9:15 AM Arts & Culture

Whether you’re in the mood for something haunting, something hilarious, something historic, or something horrifying, here are four new local books on shelves now. more

Sep 27, 2017 4:19 PM Arts & Culture

Illustration of a hockey mom

Illustration by Lars Leetaru

Go inside the minds of the hockey moms of CTC's newest production. more

Sep 1, 2017 8:53 AM Arts & Culture

As has become our yearly tradition, we dutifully ate every single new State Fair food (and drank every single new beer), to report back with the hits and misses of this year's crop. more

Aug 25, 2017 8:34 AM , Eat & Drink 2 Comments

Prince photographs

Photography by Robert Whitman

Robert Whitman’s storied collection of young Prince, including some never-before-seen images, will be on display at the Mpls Photo Center. more

Aug 7, 2017 3:04 PM Arts & Culture

P.J. Fleck in his office

Photograph by Micah Kvidt

Meet P.J. Fleck, the brash young coach promising he’ll row Golden Gopher football back to national prominence. more

Jul 20, 2017 2:31 PM Arts & Culture

What if that epic story was based in the kitchens Twin Cities restaurants? more

Jul 10, 2017 2:23 PM , , , Eat & Drink 3 Comments

Skee-Ball or pinball or Dig Dug? How to find the perfect game-bar combo. more

Jun 22, 2017 4:04 PM , Eat & Drink