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

The intruder in my home

Now that violent crime has fallen, could we focus on lesser incidents that are still quite a fright?

Updated: January 12, 2012, - 07:47 PM

From art house to dog house

Twin Cities fine artists are turning to pet portraiture, finding artistic fulfillment and financial success.

Updated: January 04, 2012, - 09:23 AM

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

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