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

Last look at the 2014 State Fair

Whether you took it slow or fast, we hope you enjoyed your trip to the Fair.

Updated: September 01, 2014, - 08:48 PM

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 31, 2014, - 05:36 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

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