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: Tender tidings from the Dog of Christmases Past

About 10 years ago I bought an ornament on sale. A Dog with a halo. In truth such a halo...

Updated: December 20, 2014, - 04:46 PM

Lileks: Does this job description fit in a tweet?

The school superintendent has resigned, and will be replaced by the school district’s CEO. In other news: The school system...

Updated: December 18, 2014, - 08:33 PM

Lileks: Of course you will recycle pet hair and dryer lint

Minneapolis’ new $1.2 billion budget includes money for the city’s Zero Waste initiative, which will ensure that no zeros are...

Updated: December 13, 2014, - 11:08 PM

Lileks: Time capsule should be gluten-free

I suppose I could kvetch about the NFL asking for another tax exemption — this time on tickets for events...

Updated: December 11, 2014, - 07:17 PM

Lileks: Vape 'em if you got 'em? Not around these parts

The restaurant where I worked in the ’80s had three tables in Non-Smoking, a few feet from Smoking. It was...

Updated: December 06, 2014, - 02:06 PM

Lileks: Let us now create starry, spangled wonder

So I’m standing on tiptoe on a snow-covered icy ledge, holding a 9-foot pole, trying to get a strand of...

Updated: December 04, 2014, - 08:15 PM

James Lileks: When phone books get 'hip' again

Hurrah! You will no longer be cursed with unwanted White Pages. No more automatic delivery of half a pulped tree....

Updated: November 29, 2014, - 03:48 PM

Ghost of a grand hotel lingers in downtown Minneapolis

The city of Minneapolis wants someone to build something on the Nicollet Hotel site and bring the last big empty block of the Gateway to life again.

Updated: November 29, 2014, - 09:09 AM

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