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 smallest possible Target on Earth

Target Express will open its second branch in St. Paul soon, so people who find normal Targets too horrifyingly overwhelming...

Updated: August 09, 2014, - 03:59 PM

Lileks: Our DMV: It works, darn it

Now ser­ving G 294, said the nice ro­bot lady. I was G 208. Had I fall­en asleep and slept through...

Updated: August 07, 2014, - 11:59 PM

Lileks: The U is great again. But why?

Forbes has declared the University of Minnesota one of the Most Improved Colleges in the country, which should spark some...

Updated: August 02, 2014, - 05:08 PM

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

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