James Lileks

Columnist | Metro
Phone: 612-673-7858
James Lileks writes a metro column and is an anchor/producer for NewsBreak, the webcast on startribune.com. He also blogs under The Blog O'Things.

Recent content from James Lileks

My Minnesota: Fair vendor puts tractor parts in whole new light

Machine Age Lamps, vintage industrial remnants and tractor parts turned into light fixtures, is the work of Shawn Carling,

Updated: August 30, 2014, - 07:46 PM

Lileks: Farmer's Almanac Winter prediction: Move away

Farmer’s Almanac has predicted that its predictions will once again cause media people to talk about their predictions, and once...

Updated: August 30, 2014, - 05:12 PM

Lileks: The State Fair's Daily Parade

The Daily Parade at the State Fair is the most Minnesota thing that ever happens.

Updated: August 29, 2014, - 09:40 AM

Lileks: Please, fair vendors, can we have less wonderful stuff?

Notes from the State Fair, 2014.1. Saw a lady carrying a yardstick. This used to be much more common. You...

Updated: August 29, 2014, - 12:20 AM

Lileks: Fair's Fine Arts Building is mostly true

The Minnesota State Fair is packed with art - but how much of it is actually Fine?

Updated: August 28, 2014, - 06:01 AM

Lileks: Spending time on Machinery Hill

Nothing like the sound of old tractors on Machinery Hill at the Minnesota State Fair.

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 05:44 AM

Lileks: You can learn something at the fair

James Lileks is virtually living at the Minnesota State Fair this week.

Updated: August 25, 2014, - 09:53 AM

Lileks: West End Market needs a Corn Dog Fountain

Anyone really miss Heritage Village? The old-timey attraction that looked like they bought it from a Brazilian slum that went...

Updated: August 23, 2014, - 03:41 PM

Is West End Market a good addition?

A new Fair entrance and shopping plaza have replaced Heritage Square. Was it a good swap?

Updated: August 22, 2014, - 03:48 PM

Lileks: The Minnesota State Fair, a century from now

When you look at pictures of the Minnesota State Fair 100 years ago, one thing stands out: Everyone’s wearing about...

Updated: August 22, 2014, - 12:10 AM

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