Christy DeSmith

Special sections editor | Niche Products
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

Bakken will shock and surprise

One of those sprawling mansions on Lake Calhoun has a surprise in store -- a treasure trove of delights for budding scientists and history-lovers alike.

Updated: April 28, 2012, - 09:08 PM

Nation's museums take their lead from a Minnesotan

When the American Association of Museums (AAM) convenes here for its four-day annual expo, a Minnesotan will be at the helm: Ford W. Bell.

Updated: April 28, 2012, - 09:07 PM

Work: Like riding a bicycle

His job combines Web skills and bikes.

Updated: March 08, 2012, - 08:09 AM

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

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