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: New laws check in, but they don't check out

A new year brings new laws, and thank heavens. We all remember the lawless anarchy of 2013.Fear not: We now...

Updated: January 02, 2014, - 06:42 PM

Lileks: What if they held a melee -- and nobody came?

Extra security has been hired for the Metrodome’s last hurrah. The headlines say they want to prevent a melee. Is...

Updated: December 28, 2013, - 07:42 PM

Lileks: Are you one of the 40 million targets?

A few months ago the Target I patronize — by which I mean, I often stand outside and make thinly...

Updated: December 21, 2013, - 04:30 PM

Lileks: Christmas future is here, and it's not a pretty sight

I remember when the local Shopping Center had something called “Moonlight Madness.” The ads showed a yawning crescent moon wearing...

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 06:58 PM

A new twist on Minnesota nice

It takes a transplant to redefine Minnesota Nice to a level that puts the natives to shame.You might define the...

Updated: December 14, 2013, - 05:20 PM

Fewer winners, bigger jackpots is lottery formula

Could the concept be applied to other businesses? Nah. It’s preposterous to deliver less and expect people to hand over millions. That only works with the lottery.

Updated: December 14, 2013, - 05:14 PM

Lileks: Knowing arctic blast can be worse is cold comfort

We were sitting in a nice little St. Paul burger shop the other evening, and I noticed something: Everyone was...

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 10:39 PM

Lileks: What to make of a spitting citation in Minneapolis

A man was ticketed in Dinkytown for spitting. This is not a reprint of a story from 1901, when the...

Updated: December 07, 2013, - 06:22 PM

Lileks: How to survive a snow emergency in Minneapolis

You have to live in other cities for a while to realize how good we have it.

Updated: December 05, 2013, - 09:25 PM

My Minnesota: Artist proud of Red Lake Nation flag design

Artists dream of the good commission, the project that will be seen by many and spread your work beyond the...

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 06:22 PM

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