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.


Sauna Village is the new hidden hot spot in the Twin Cities

Minnesotans behind 612 Sauna Society's mobile sauna operation want to promote "thermaculture."


Minnesota's 2019 weather was wet, wild and record-breaking

The year's weather was a record-breaker. Twin Cities precipitation totaled more than a foot above average.


Bryan Cranston narrates Imax film premiering at Science Museum of Minnesota

Recently retired St. Paul museum exec hired "Breaking Bad" star for "Ancient Caves."


What's this? Cat lovers and dog lovers agreeing on something? Yes

They think alike when it comes to naming their cherished four-legged friends.


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…


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.


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.