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

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

Hmong-American designers ring in New Year

Hmong-American fashion designers ring in their traditional New Year with modern styles enhanced by traces of Old World influence.

Updated: December 10, 2008, - 01:23 PM

Rebel crafters

A creative indie tribe has been needling the craft establishment with sassy, affordable wares on sale at two fun fairs this weekend.

Updated: December 03, 2008, - 05:44 PM

Marvelous mentors

Natty suits, white linen tablecloths and decadent mascarpone desserts -- these are a few of the finer trimmings we found at the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Greater Twin Cities annual meeting.

Updated: November 29, 2008, - 11:21 PM

Movies: 'Four Christmases' a fractured fairy tale

Cliched "Four Christmases" founders.

Updated: November 26, 2008, - 11:58 AM

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