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

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

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

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