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

Realtor finds a perfect place by putting face on benches

An e-mail hit the inbox: Pumpkin giveaway, brought to you by Zeb Haney.I’d seen the name on bus bench ads...

Updated: September 28, 2013, - 05:11 PM

Lileks: Avoiding issue doesn’t make it go the heck away

“Eleanor and Park” is a book by Rainbow Rowell about outcast teens who fall in love in the mysterious, bygone...

Updated: September 26, 2013, - 10:09 PM

James Lileks: What to do when candidates come calling

Oh, great: 35 candidates in the mayoral race means 35 people knocking on the door during supper. And 27 will...

Updated: September 21, 2013, - 06:32 PM

Lileks: Here’s a sign for these times: Brother, can you spare a building?

There’s an intersection I frequent where traffic moves through like a turtle swimming in congealed lard, so I take this...

Updated: September 19, 2013, - 07:34 PM

Lileks: Your personal data is (probably) safe

We’re conflicted about privacy. Some people will Facebook a picture of themselves sucking a Jell-O shot from the navel of...

Updated: September 14, 2013, - 04:27 PM

Lileks: Feral cats? What about feral crows?

Feral cats? Let me tell you about our feral crows. They sit on the fence and yell at people.The intelligence...

Updated: September 12, 2013, - 07:36 PM

Summer or fall — the 'tween season

Saw Halloween gummies at the store last week. Makes sense: Labor Day is over, so naturally you roll out the...

Updated: September 07, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Lileks: Making a difference, one question at a time

Every phone survey I’ve gotten goes like this, more or less:“Hello, Mr. Leekus?”“Lileks. It was Leekus but I had an...

Updated: September 05, 2013, - 09:32 PM

Lileks: Here's why the Giant Slide is State Fair favorite

A poll has named the Giant Slide as the favorite ride at the State Fair. Personally, I’d choose the Tilt-a-Whirl. You have control. You wish to bob gently on the heaving metal plates? Enjoy. You want all your internal organs driven by centrifugal force to one side of your body?

Updated: August 31, 2013, - 10:45 PM

Fans ask: Will Heritage Square return?

The State Fair's Heritage Square’s last hurrah before fair’s overhaul has stalwarts asking what’s next.

Updated: August 31, 2013, - 05:27 PM

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