Katy Read

Reporter | Niche products
Phone: 612-673-4583
Katy Read writes about aging, wellness and other feature topics for the niche products department. She joined the Star Tribune in 2011, and has written for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the Duluth News-Tribune and the Crookston Daily Times. Her freelance writing has appeared in Salon.com, More, Real Simple, Working Mother, Minnesota Monthly and anthologies including “TORN: True Stories of Kids, Career & the Conflict of Modern Motherhood.”

Recent content from Katy Read

Try this: Circus arts

On an average night in her weekly circus-arts class -- if the word "average" and "circus-arts class" can reasonably be used in the same sentence -- Anita Kore might walk across a tightrope, spin head over feet in a wheel, stand on top of a large ball and keep her balance, climb far above the floor on long silk sashes and dangle upside down.

Updated: January 10, 2012, - 03:29 PM

Try this: Rock climbing

One morning last month, the newly opened Vertical Endeavors indoor rock-climbing gym in Minneapolis was filled with people scurrying up rugged walls, clinging to little multi-colored nubs, all the way to the ceiling, two long stories up.

Updated: January 10, 2012, - 03:13 PM

Try this: Fitness on a budget

Unfair Fact of Life No. 739: Just at the time of year when we're most eager to get in shape, we're deluged with post-holiday bills that leave our budgets as tight as the waistbands of our pants.

Updated: January 10, 2012, - 03:10 PM

@work: John Noltner puts his heart into his art

John Noltner was tired of hearing people -- in politics, in the media -- talk about their conflicts and differences....

Updated: December 15, 2011, - 09:06 AM

Wheeling & Dealing

Some say the auto industry is still struggling from the effects of the recession. So we asked our local dealers how they are doing -- and found out that for them, the picture is a lot brighter (and shinier).

Updated: November 28, 2011, - 05:32 PM

Running for a cause

More and more people choose to give back by taking part in charity events.

Updated: November 15, 2011, - 01:13 PM

Here's one new-car buyer who's going to get his money's worth

Car sales may be slow, but even the most frugal consumers have to replace their cars sometime. Anthony Stolp had hoped to hang onto his 1998 Acura Integra for a while longer.

Updated: November 15, 2011, - 10:56 AM

Not your grandma's nursing home

Today's senior residences offer all the amenities of luxury hotels.

Updated: October 25, 2011, - 11:21 AM

'Life has just started'

After we profiled Gary Westlund of Charities Challenge in our last issue, Good Life reader Roger Hauge e-mailed his thanks for the article. Turns out he has a pretty interesting story of his own ...

Updated: September 28, 2011, - 02:27 PM

@work: Style star Jenny Carle

L.A. beckons for designer Jenny Carle.

Updated: September 22, 2011, - 08:52 AM

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