Christy DeSmith

Staff writer | Niche Products
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

Hanging on to the past

These Twin Cities shopkeepers are sticking with what they know: technologies and products from decades ago -- watches, film processing and typewriters.

Updated: October 25, 2011, - 10:22 AM

Young triathletes aim high

The north Minneapolis team V3 and its young members are winning triathlons all over the country.

Updated: September 10, 2011, - 10:34 PM

State Fair 2011: Cliches vs. treasures

A cynic's guide to unironic enjoyment of the Minnesota State Fair.

Updated: August 25, 2011, - 02:52 AM

Riding in tandem with God

Some Twin Cities churches are actively promoting bicycling this summer, whether it's a blessing or just a ride.

Updated: August 21, 2011, - 03:23 PM

Berlin knockout

An art lover hunts for treasure on Museum Island, a hub of culture and war-ravaged buildings in the heart of the German capital.

Updated: August 14, 2011, - 11:30 AM

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: 'No girls' policies lead to troubling imbalance

Mara Hvistendahl explores the world's worrisome preference for baby boys.

Updated: June 15, 2011, - 10:22 AM

A building that could still be loved

Riverside Plaza doesn't need your love. It wasn't designed to be one of those cloyingly pretty buildings, like the glittering Wells Fargo Tower, which practically begs for affection.

Updated: May 16, 2011, - 08:52 AM

Born-again Muslim

An engrossing biography of Maryam Jameelah, a Jewish American turned Muslim fundamentalist.

Updated: May 14, 2011, - 04:56 PM

Bike the Cities: Handsome Devils

Upstart Minneapolis bike brand turns out framesets with a clean and classy look.

Updated: May 05, 2011, - 01:27 PM

Bike the Cities: Best bike shops, hangouts and events

Freewheel / photo by Tom WallaceBest bike shopsThe Alternative Bike and BoardThe granddaddy of local bike businesses (with 37 years...

Updated: May 05, 2011, - 01:26 PM

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