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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.

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

Justin Sutherland

Photograph by Caitlin Abrams

We talked with Minnesota’s next celebrity chef about his Top Chef experience, his signature beard, and his brother's socially conscious streetwear brand. Read more

Eat & Drink

Looking for what to eat at a MN United soccer game? Allianz Field delivers not your typical stadium fare. Read more

, Eat & Drink

Boomstick

Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

We ate all the news foods that Target Field has to offer, so you know what to eat and what to skip during a Twins game. Read more

, Eat & Drink

St. Cloud Prison

Photo courtesy of Department of Corrections

The state possesses one of the mightiest walls ever built by human hands at the Minnesota Correctional Facility–St. Cloud. We took a tour. It’s not a cheerful place. Read more

Arts & Culture

Felicity James

Photos courtesy of MN Orchestra

Violinist Felicity James landed her first full-time job out of college as associate concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra. Read more

Arts & Culture

Captain Marvel

Comic art by Brent Schoonover with colors by Jordan Boyd

The MCAD graduate Brent Schoonover illustrated a new Captain Marvel comic book for the release of the Brie Larson movie. Read more

Arts & Culture

Drone Racers

Photographs by Ackerman + Gruber

We journeyed to Fridley's Route 47 Pub & Grub to check out the next big thing in not-so-active sports. Read more

General Interest

We found out how tickets are priced and distributed for the biggest games in college basketball. Read more

Arts & Culture