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

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

Bike the Cities: A tale of two wheels

Bicycles are everywhere in the Twin Cities. But what exactly is it that entices so many citizens onto the saddle?

Updated: May 05, 2011, - 11:26 AM

CSA: Homegrown art, bought by the bushel

A twist on the community food movement delivers fresh, locally grown art.

Updated: April 29, 2011, - 01:08 PM

Art by the bushel

A twist on the community food movement delivers fresh, locally grown art.

Updated: April 28, 2011, - 09:09 AM

Christy DeSmith: Tim Pawlenty, bigger than life and just as confusing

His image-making taps America's proud moments -- which, as it happens, also tapped his dreaded government.

Updated: March 22, 2011, - 06:53 PM

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