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 mystery of the giant stone things

Mysterious tall wooden-and-stone boxes showed up at the highway on-ramps in my Minneapolis neighborhood recently, looking like packing crates for...

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 03:54 PM

Lileks: Lucky for us, the grocery store has many charms

It’s a wonder anyone goes into the grocery business. The margins, we’re told, are so impossibly thin you expect to...

Updated: September 11, 2014, - 11:08 PM

Lileks: Never miss a moment of the game you're not watching!

TCF Stadium has upgraded its cellphone coverage. Glorious Wi-Fi will penetrate every corner of the stadium! Your tiny arm hairs...

Updated: September 06, 2014, - 03:54 PM

Lileks: What do DQ hacks and bus benches have in common? A lot

Dairy Queen was hacked, and had credit card info stolen by the same program that gave Target such a jolly...

Updated: September 04, 2014, - 11:20 PM

A last look at the 2014 State Fair

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

Updated: September 02, 2014, - 06:05 AM

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

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