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

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

Dysfunction abound this 'Four Christmases'

Despite the abundant charms of its cast, "Four Christmases" founders under a burden of clichés.

Updated: November 25, 2008, - 02:19 PM

Face time: Scenes from a slumber party

DIVAMN struck a note of brilliance last weekend when it hosted the first-ever Ultimate Pajama Party, a benefit for women's and children's HIV/AIDS programs in Minnesota. For once, the preferred attire included comfy clothes -- flannels, bunny slippers and, of course, silky leopard prints.

Updated: November 23, 2008, - 12:11 AM

Lonely Arts Clubs

Looking for an alternative to the bar scene? Twin Cities "young patrons groups" offer eye candy as well as edification.

Updated: November 20, 2008, - 11:39 AM

On with the Show

Ad-agency types might be arrogant predators of the consumer psyche, but they're also witty, well coiffed and undeniably sexy. Needless to say, our self-esteem took a beating last Friday evening at The Show, an annual ad industry party and chance for Twin Cities agencies to bestow themselves with honors.

Updated: November 16, 2008, - 12:03 AM

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