Christy DeSmith

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Christy DeSmith has a background in magazines. Before joining the Star Tribune, she was an editor at The Rake, Mpls.St.Paul and Boston magazines. She also has a career as a freelance writer, specializing in art, design, lifestyle and travel. Her work has appeared in American Craft, Boston Globe and Delta Sky, among many other publications.

Recent content from Christy DeSmith

Dating: Where to meet ...

These days, rampant online dating allows for easily permeating the boundaries between socioeconomic classes. But those after more tactile and/or olfactory experiences should check out these sweet spots.

Updated: May 22, 2008, - 11:28 AM

Movie review: Lost in 'Then She Found Me'

In her debut as both star and director, Helen Hunt is something of a party-pooper.

Updated: May 01, 2008, - 02:42 PM

Movie review: 'Red Balloon' takes delightful flight again

"Flight of the Red Balloon" does itself proud in honoring its predecessor.

Updated: May 01, 2008, - 02:39 PM

Movies: Lost in 'Then She Found Me'

In the course of just 15 minutes, April (Helen Hunt), an uptight, 39-year-old teacher, sees it all. Her husband (Matthew...

Updated: May 01, 2008, - 12:13 PM

Movies: 'Red Balloon' flies

"Flight of the Red Balloon" does itself proud in honoring its predecessor.

Updated: May 01, 2008, - 12:13 PM

Review: 'Neo-Lounge' self-indulgent, sloppy (April 20)

1/2 out of fourOverstuffed with self-indulgence, this documentary is a sloppy tribute to prolonged adolescence. The film ostensibly concerns Beijing's...

Updated: April 20, 2008, - 02:25 PM

Review: 'London to Brighton' disturbing, vicious, tasteless (April 20)

★ 1/2 out of fourA gangster, a pimp, a prepubescent prostitute: This deeply disturbing British thriller follows Joanne, an 11-year-old...

Updated: April 20, 2008, - 02:13 PM

Review: 'The Monastery: Mr. Vig and the Nun' a charming documentary (April 20)

★★★ out of fourThis charming, leisurely documentary focuses on a stubborn and idiosyncratic old Dane who longs to turn his...

Updated: April 20, 2008, - 02:04 PM

Review: 'Then She Found Me' an action-packed chick-flick (April 26)

**Helen Hunt, making her directing debut, stars as April, an uptight schoolteacher who in just 15 minutes sees it all....

Updated: April 16, 2008, - 10:53 AM

Movie review: 'Smart People' can't overcome low IQ

Despite attempts to direct a playful lens on "Smart People," stereotypes fog it up.

Updated: April 10, 2008, - 11:05 PM

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