Christy DeSmith

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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

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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