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: What makes a city dog-friendly?

Dog Fancy, a magazine that put Dog Ordinary right out of business, has named Minneapolis “one of the top five...

Updated: July 31, 2014, - 11:18 PM

Lileks: At least they didn't turn the Metrodome into a hotel

Does Minneapolis have too many hotels? One wonders, and you think, “Do raccoons ever get earaches? Because I care about...

Updated: July 26, 2014, - 04:52 PM

Lileks: Schools talk and talk to us – we talk back

Home phone rings: It’s a message from the Minneapolis public schools. Seems some kid in one of the summer programs...

Updated: July 24, 2014, - 10:48 PM

Lileks: Minneapolis Aquatennial celebrates 10 great days of moistness

The Aquatennial, our annual celebration of dihydrogen monoxide — also known as water — is underway! You can go to...

Updated: July 19, 2014, - 04:08 PM

Lileks: To City Hall: Brags aren't easy, don't cha know?

The All-Star Game is over, but the civic chest-pounding continues. In case you missed the announcement, this has been the...

Updated: July 17, 2014, - 08:43 PM

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

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