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

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

RNC '08: Crashing the party

Don't look now, but the Republican National Convention is bringing a social whirlwind the likes of which the Twin Cities has never seen. Here's how to have some fun with it.

Updated: August 28, 2008, - 02:19 PM

RNC '08: Hooking up with comely conservatives

HOW TO GET TO THIRD BASE WITH A SOCIAL CONSERVATIVEResearch studies indicate that socially conservative people tend to be more...

Updated: August 28, 2008, - 10:17 AM

RNC '08: Family values anti-agenda

Sex-worker advocacy groups have a habit of making dire predictions every time a convention comes around. But despite their alarms,...

Updated: August 28, 2008, - 09:37 AM

Big premiere on the prairie

There were surprisingly few 19th-century pioneer fashions on display at the Guthrie Theater Aug. 15 for the premiere of "Little House on the Prairie.".

Updated: August 22, 2008, - 07:50 PM

Scholarship soiree

It might have turned into the Penguin Suits vs. the Almighty Denim.

Updated: August 16, 2008, - 10:53 AM

'Traveling Pants' sequel doesn't wear well

The pants still fit, but maturity eludes the sisterhood in this flimsy drama.

Updated: August 08, 2008, - 04:48 PM

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