Assistant Features Editor | Lifestyle

Jeff Strickler is the assistant features editor for the Star Tribune. He has spent most of his career working for the Variety section, including reviewing movies and covering religion. Now he leads a team of a reporters who cover entertainment and lifestyle issues.

A native of New York City, Strickler studied journalism with a minor in theater at the then-College of St. Thomas (now University) in St. Paul. He and his wife have lived in St. Louis Park for 35 years — albeit in four different places over that time — where they raised their two daughters.


At Minnesota Christmas tree farm, everyone is family: 'We want everyone to feel good'

At this Christmas tree farm, everyone is family — from four generations of owners, to staff, visitors, even the evergreens.


Locally made, artisan confetti? 'It's much more photogenic.'

When Kylee Leonetti says her business is a cut above, she isn’t speaking just metaphorically. Leonetti Confetti makes artisan confetti, each piece of fluttering paper…


Is it time to can the canned cranberry sauce?

Nearly half of Americans say canned cranberry sauce is "disgusting," a survey found.


How to keep trick-or-treating safe

The best Halloween treat is for everyone to finish the evening happy. To that end, here are some safety tricks. While out and about •…


Science Museum of Minnesota reopens state-of-the-art Omnitheater

The new digital laser dome is only the third of its kind in the world.


In Brainerd, they're racing the worst cars they can find

An endurance race for junker cars has entrants channeling their inner MacGyver.


Oak Park Heights man repays 80-year-old debt to group that helped him as a teenager

Les Heggernes, 94, collects towels and toiletry items for the 400 homeless people who find shelter at the Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities each night.


Jillian Bell's 'Brittany Runs a Marathon' races to an inspiring finish

This comic drama is a call to action for anyone who's facing a challenge.


The 10 best movies of the summer (so far), from 'Aladdin' to 'Yesterday'

Do we really need another version of "The Lion King"? Another rock bioflick? Another "Aladdin"? Yes, we do.


For the past 25 years, this Minnesotan has walked 3 miles every single day

Golden Valley woman has notched 25 years of daily walks without missing a single one.