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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.

Prince Star and Memorial at First Ave

Photograph by AP Photo/Jim Mone

Prince’s music guarantees his immortality, but the stories ensure we never forget where he came from. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:56 AM Arts & Culture

Peyton Russel and Gold First Ave Star

Photos by Joe Treleven

The gold star outside First Avenue seemed the club’s way of honoring Prince. The only problem? First Ave. didn’t do it—nor did it know who did. This is the untold odyssey of the hero-fan who pulled off a stunt 30 years in the making. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:55 AM Arts & Culture 1 Comments

One of his closest musical collaborators of the 1990s details what Prince’s genius looked like from the inside. more

Dec 5, 2016 9:45 AM Arts & Culture

Mia's definitive account of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation he first incited in Germany 499 years ago goes beyond pious art to bring to life the people behind it. more

Oct 28, 2016 2:36 PM The Morning After

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Photo by Peter Crouser

Opening their flagship location in Minneapolis's East Town, Radisson RED aims to change the hotel experience—and that starts by planting local roots. more

Oct 25, 2016 12:00 AM Arts & Culture

Ilhan Omar

Photo by Caitlin Abrams

Coffee and conversation with the first Somali-American legislator in the country. more

Oct 21, 2016 3:36 PM Arts & Culture 1 Comments

In “Robert Redford: Independent/Visionary” The Walker unpacks the totality of the iconoclast’s legendary career. Here’s your complete guide to the series. more

Oct 7, 2016 11:15 AM Arts & Culture

As the Ryder Cup trash talk ramps up, we took a look at what it’s like to be a player in the middle of it all. more

Sep 29, 2016 12:18 PM Arts & Culture

It was just another celebrity Ryder Cup for Michael Phelps, but for the local kid who got to carry his bag it was a whole lot more. more

Sep 28, 2016 3:02 PM Arts & Culture

Michael Phelps golfing

Photo courtesy of Michael Phelps Foundation

On the eve of the Ryder Cup Celebrity Match, the greatest Olympian ever dishes about the most nervous he’s ever been on the golf course, why naming his son Boomer foretells his PGA greatness, and how #PhelpsFace could be the key to U.S. victory. more

Sep 27, 2016 10:00 AM Arts & Culture

Chris Thile

Photo courtesy of AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt

The new host of 'A Prairie Home Companion' on replacing Garrison Keillor, what the show is going to be like now, and more. more

Sep 15, 2016 12:04 PM Arts & Culture

Past and present Franconia artists will unveil new work in a day-long 20th birthday celebration on September 17. more

Sep 2, 2016 8:57 AM Arts & Culture

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Photo courtesy of AP/Amy Sancetta

On the eve of the Ryder Cup, we bummed around Alexandria with the greatest Minnesota golfer of all time. more

Aug 30, 2016 2:02 PM Arts & Culture

Joanna Reiling Lindell, director and curator at Thrivent Financial

Photography by Caitlin Abrams

We talk with Joanna Reiling Lindell, director and curator of the Collection of Religious Art at Thrivent Financial. more

Aug 29, 2016 9:53 AM Arts & Culture

Deep Fried Grilled Cheese Bites

Photography by Caitlin Abrams

Go forth, friends, armed with our food-coma-inducing knowledge. more

Aug 26, 2016 8:49 AM , Eat & Drink 2 Comments

On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed into law the act that established the National Park Service. Fast-forward 100 years and more than 400 national parks, and here are Minnesota’s pieces of the NPS pie. more

Aug 3, 2016 11:06 AM Arts & Culture

Our region is overflowing with hot and barbecue sauces to mop on your 'cue or slather on your crispy chicken. Behold, 31 highlights—one for each day in August. more

Aug 1, 2016 2:55 PM , , , Eat & Drink

Downtown Minneapolis’s Hotel Ivy just completed a renovation of its penthouse suite, which got us thinking, what if suite guests revel a little too hard? more

Aug 1, 2016 9:19 AM Arts & Culture

Fried chicken at Revival

Photo by Caitlin Abrams

A critical survey of Twin Cities restaurants inspired by cuisine from below the Mason-Dixon line. more

Jul 29, 2016 10:24 AM , , , Eat & Drink 4 Comments

Three chefs in the Surly kitchen, Jorge Guzman (center)

Photographs by Caitlin Abrams

Over a pre-shift beer, we chat with Surly’s Brewer’s Table's executive chef. more

Jul 28, 2016 10:23 AM Arts & Culture 1 Comments

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