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: Once again: Life, liberty and the case for fireworks

How does one write a useless column that changes no minds about a subject that’s quite relevant but matters little?...

Updated: July 03, 2014, - 08:37 PM

My Minnesota: Melanie Mozingo, MIA children's art teacher

Every parent worries their child’s brain will rot during the long summer months. Read a book! Study math! Do something....

Updated: June 28, 2014, - 05:15 PM

Lileks: Like the mall, but with frostbite

It’s too early to talk about Christmas, right? No. Right after July 4th, the Back to School stuff goes up,...

Updated: June 28, 2014, - 03:10 PM

Lileks: Fairgoers, get ready for a taste of Battered Invasive Carp

It’s that time of year when the State Fair announces the new foods for the Great Minnesota Get-Together, which of...

Updated: June 26, 2014, - 08:57 PM

Lileks: Surviving summer, rain and mobile emergency notices

Summer started yesterday, but no one believes that. It started June 1st. Saying “technically, September is still summer” is like...

Updated: June 21, 2014, - 07:18 PM

Lileks: Is this talk of the town train the best way to get to-and-fro?

Someone told me the other day there was like, this train? Between Minneapolis and St. Paul?

Updated: June 19, 2014, - 08:33 PM

Lileks: One bulb at a time, let's relight our beloved old signs

Good news for history and signage enthusiasts: the “Schmidt” beer sign in St. Paul, dim since the early ’90s, will...

Updated: June 14, 2014, - 04:49 PM

Lileks: Staying out of the bullseye: Packing heat at Target

A group with the hard-to-acronym name of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America protested at Target’s downtown HQ...

Updated: June 12, 2014, - 10:34 PM

Lileks: Park purity threatened by … scented mist?

It’s only a matter of time before Minneapolis bans smoking in public parks. Nonsmokers don’t want to smell cigarette smoke....

Updated: June 07, 2014, - 03:13 PM

Green Line riders will catch a glimpse of Twin Cities history

When Green Line trains roll next Saturday, riders will glimpse a fragile landscape of Twin Cities history. A journey down University Avenue is a trip back in time.

Updated: June 07, 2014, - 07:21 AM

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