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: Be grateful, with all fingers, for orange barrels

There’s a stretch of road I travel weekly that’s mostly potholes. If you drive faster than 5 miles per hour,...

Updated: April 05, 2014, - 04:28 PM

Lileks: Let’s think like Minnesotans on this Super Bowl bidness

Minneapolis has made its bid for Super Bowl LII (pronounced “lee”) and good things will surely result. CEOs of major...

Updated: April 03, 2014, - 09:10 PM

Lileks: The rites (and wrongs) of spring

Even if the long-range weath­er fore­casts call for “unseasonal snow and scat­tered weep­ing” we all know win­ter is over, be­cause...

Updated: March 29, 2014, - 04:02 PM

Lileks: How early is too early to arrive at airport?

Is showing up early such an imposition?

Updated: March 27, 2014, - 08:47 PM

Lileks: Here's your input, Minneapolis

And now, the most boring sentence in the paper today: The city of Minneapolis is taking input for the reconstruction...

Updated: March 22, 2014, - 05:15 PM

Lileks: The Mall of America was feeling a bit small lately

The expansion of the Mall of America has begun, and it’s about time. How often have you taken someone to...

Updated: March 21, 2014, - 01:00 AM

Lileks: Worried about light rail noise? Try living under a flight path

I live under the flight path for the airport. In the summer we look up at the planes:“Gear’s down, I...

Updated: March 15, 2014, - 04:52 PM

Lileks: We need truth in thighs, not groin groaners like GapGate

It’s been a bad year for Target.First the data breach, now GapGate. An online ad was altered so the model...

Updated: March 14, 2014, - 09:34 AM

Lileks: Meet the two types of people who gum up traffic

Twin Cities traffic is the 16th worst in the nation, says a new study. Or, if you’re a gas-tank-is-half-full type...

Updated: March 08, 2014, - 04:35 PM

Lileks: Laws in plain language? That's lofty rhetoric

Gov. Mark Dayton has decreed that new laws should be simple and easily understood. A bureaucrat who got the assignment...

Updated: March 06, 2014, - 07:09 PM

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