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

Lileks: The news from the future seems familiar

>> AM news transmission for January 25 2314 COMMENCE DOWNLOAD BY BLINKING THREE TIMES>> INPUT ACCEPTED / RETINAL DISPLAYS ENABLEDThank...

Updated: January 24, 2015, - 04:08 PM

Lileks: Minneapolis City Hall clock is the world's biggest! (Some say)

If you were downtown this week, you may have noticed that City Hall’s great clock had stopped. Possible reasons:• Probably replacing...

Updated: January 22, 2015, - 08:55 PM

Lileks: Why Target failed in Canada

The withdrawal of Target from Canada after a punishing retail failure will no doubt affect local staffing, and the company’s...

Updated: January 17, 2015, - 04:22 PM

James Lileks: Never lose track of the almighty car title

I’ve had several run-ins with government lately, and am pleased to note that I’m getting my money’s worth. No, that...

Updated: January 15, 2015, - 08:26 PM

Lileks: You think year-round school is good? You were never a kid

When sworn in last week, Gov. Mark Dayton said he’d focus on education, including year-round school. On behalf of everyone...

Updated: January 10, 2015, - 04:02 PM

Streetscapes: Moderne towers once dominated the St. Paul skyline

The Depression, when a handful of forward-looking Moderne towers were built, was a boom time for St. Paul's skyline.

Updated: January 09, 2015, - 11:24 PM

Lileks: A few modest proposals for 'signature' art on Nicollet Mall

How much art can you get for half a million dollars? When the venerable street gets its 21st-century makeover, $500,000...

Updated: January 08, 2015, - 11:55 PM

Lileks: Let's go jump in the lake

Apparently there are people who celebrate Jan. 1 by jumping into freezing water, because nothing says “Hello, new year!” like...

Updated: January 03, 2015, - 03:55 PM

Lileks: Here's how to be paranoid about your license plates

In 2015 there will be some questions in our august legislative body about the police department’s photo-robots that capture license...

Updated: December 27, 2014, - 04:21 PM

Streetscapes: Appraising tall buildings proposed for Nicollet Hotel site

Of four proposals for a key downtown site, the tallest, most impractical one may also be the best.

Updated: December 26, 2014, - 11:35 PM

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