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

Mimosas and the Met: From stage to screen

Oscar Wilde didn't hold anything back when he wrote "Salome." Based loosely on the biblical killing of John the Baptist,...

Updated: October 09, 2008, - 04:01 PM

Pretty Young Philanthropists

The sleek new W Hotel at the Foshay Tower was the setting for last Saturday's mixer by the LEAD Project, a group of moneyed young professionals who fundraise for various local causes.

Updated: October 04, 2008, - 02:40 PM

Face time: Well played

Minnesotans don't dress up anymore -- not even for the theater.

Updated: September 28, 2008, - 12:28 AM

This road trip gets lost along the way

Solemn commentary on war or lighthearted road movie? "The Lucky Ones" can't decide.

Updated: September 25, 2008, - 06:01 PM

At the Hotel Minneapolis: Time Machine

A tuxedo-clad man handed a pocket mirror to everyone who walked into the Hotel Minneapolis on Sept. 12. The horror!

Updated: September 22, 2008, - 10:43 AM

A jump start on snowmobiling

Are you a Polaris, Ski-Doo or Arctic Cat fancier? Brand loyalists converged at the world's largest snowmobiling event -- despite the races being held not on snow, but grass.

Updated: September 16, 2008, - 07:27 AM

Saturday in the park

Minnesotans dancing in public, before dark -- it's a rare sight. But in the early evening of Sept. 6, as the sun shone brightly through nimbus clouds, couples of all ages and sizes started to twirl and swing their hips in St. Paul's Mears Park to the popular Latin-music band Salsa del Sol. Others bobbed their heads while lolling on park benches, as kids splashed in the park's man-made stream, all there to enjoy the eclectic Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival.

Updated: September 13, 2008, - 03:52 PM

'Boy A' explores secrets, forgiveness

Director John Crowley tells the tale of a young man emotionally damaged by a crime committed when he was a child.

Updated: September 05, 2008, - 07:22 AM

Movies: 'Boy A' visually stunning

A lovely meditation on vulnerability, redemption and forgiveness.

Updated: September 04, 2008, - 11:09 AM

Bollywood Belles and Beaus

Peacocks, monkeys and elephants welcomed partygoers to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts last Saturday evening. But they were of the artistic variety -- whimsical lawn sculptures made of hay, wire and colorful flowers.

Updated: September 01, 2008, - 10:52 AM

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