Christy DeSmith

Special sections editor | Niche Products
Christy DeSmith edits the Star Tribune’s weekly Outdoors Weekend section and its annual Best of MN publication. She previously worked as a magazine editor and writer specializing in art, design, lifestyle and travel.

Recent content from Christy DeSmith

Acting out

About 250 fans showed up at the Ritz to watch short teasers for the Minnesota Fringe Festival, which starts Thursday and features zombies, ballerina hunters, singing ax murderers and more.

Updated: July 26, 2008, - 10:42 PM

Hey there, speed racer

The Elko Speedway is different things to different people -- a sport, a social scene, a family outing or a unique place to take visitors from abroad.

Updated: July 19, 2008, - 03:24 PM

10 Seconds of Film: Lathered Up

Free-flowing beer, the ambient light of tiki torches and homemade art -- all under a summer night's sky: No wonder the Soap Factory's Fourth Annual Ten-Second Film Festival was such a popular destination this past Independence Day.

Updated: July 12, 2008, - 11:38 AM

American Girl 'Kit Kittredge' is a smart delight

This gentle story shows us the Depression through a child's eyes.

Updated: July 10, 2008, - 04:50 PM

Fully committed

Loring Park was feeling the love when gay and lesbian couples took part in a mass commitment ceremony.

Updated: July 05, 2008, - 10:07 AM

Face Time: "Celebration of India"

When one skeptical partygoer suggested that "Curry is pretty trendy right now," chef Raghavan Iyer was quick to retort: "Yes, but it's been trendy in India for 6,000 years."

Updated: June 27, 2008, - 01:52 PM

Movies: 'Father' looks at the ties that blind

British film 'When Did You Last See Your Father?' a heartbreaking look at the bond between father and son.

Updated: June 27, 2008, - 09:45 AM

"Father" is a beautiful, gut-wrenching experience

"When Did You Last See Your Father" is a heartbreaking examination of the sometimes fractious bond between ailing father and son.

Updated: June 26, 2008, - 03:58 PM

Christy DeSmith: Gentlemen prefer 'Rambo'

Or at least the prevailing view says they should. Which is typical -- and hypocritical.

Updated: June 10, 2008, - 11:44 PM

Dating out of bounds

Expand your dating pool by getting outside of your usual social comfort zone.

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

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