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: Will a new parking app take the romance out of feeding the meter?

Minneapolis will be upgrading its parking meters, also known as “anxiety poles,” and we’ll be better off for it. You...

Updated: March 26, 2015, - 08:23 PM

Lileks: New Monopoly ranks Minneapolis below a South Dakota town. What?

Now and then the Monopoly game makes the news because they’ve changed something. They’ll got rid of the piece shaped...

Updated: March 21, 2015, - 10:38 PM

Star Tribune is last of downtown Minneapolis newspaper buildings

Demolition of the Star Tribune headquarters on Portland Avenue means the end of a newspapering era in downtown.

Updated: March 21, 2015, - 08:10 AM

Relive the Star Tribune's history

James Lileks looks back at the bygone heyday of the StarTribune building.

Updated: March 20, 2015, - 02:33 PM

Lileks: Public money for another stadium? Sure!

A new Major League Soccer team in the Twin Cities? Why not. I have no interest in the sport myself,...

Updated: March 19, 2015, - 08:34 PM

Lileks: Remembering the guy who made your floor mop

Michael Graves designed a darn fine pasta ladle. You imagined him up all night, pacing the floor, discarding one design...

Updated: March 14, 2015, - 04:22 PM

Spring means flowers, sun – and watching where you step

Every dog owner has had the same thought in the pet food aisle. You’re considering the 25-pound bag of Healthy...

Updated: March 12, 2015, - 07:47 PM

Lileks: Here's something you're not going to get. Yet again.

A recent proposed change to the Minnesota Hooch Code might make you imagine the following conversation.Legislature: Good news! Someday soon...

Updated: March 07, 2015, - 05:22 PM

Lileks: One more test for high school? Yes, please!

Is our children learn good? It’s a question many parents have, especially since the Common Core lesson plan replaced the...

Updated: March 05, 2015, - 08:53 PM

Lileks: Is the Commons our park, or the Vikings?

Here’s the thing about Our New Park that always snags your sleeve: The Vikes have the right to the park 100 days a year.

Updated: February 28, 2015, - 07:24 PM

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