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

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

Movies: Crying wolf in 'Red Riding Hood'

Once upon a time, in a foggy medieval hamlet on the edge of a dark forest, there lived a handful...

Updated: March 10, 2011, - 06:41 AM

The not-so-positive power of the princess

A feminist critique in the guise of a chat with a friend, Orenstein's book inspires parents to rethink girlie-girl culture.

Updated: January 22, 2011, - 01:53 PM

Building a foundation

Annie Proulx's memoir about building a house touches on the emotional and spiritual meaning of home.

Updated: January 08, 2011, - 03:22 PM

High fashion, bottom dollar

A post-holiday style safari to the Mall of America yields bounty for a discerning shopper on a tight budget.

Updated: January 07, 2009, - 01:13 PM

Vest quest

Marsha Theis wasn't finding off-the-rack clothes for her age very interesting, so she decided to revamp old sweaters into one-of-a-kind vests, now sold at boutiques across the country.

Updated: December 18, 2008, - 07:30 AM

Another seasonal comedy in 'Nothing Like the Holidays'

Director Alfredo De Villa manages to make the viewer fond of each character -- even as he explores the ugly territory of their family dysfunction.

Updated: December 12, 2008, - 11:19 AM

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