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: 35 candidates for mayor in Minneapolis — let us count the whys

Thirty-five people are running for mayor in Minneapolis. You’re surprised 350 people aren’t running; R.T. made it look like so...

Updated: August 15, 2013, - 08:42 PM

Lileks: Tips for keeping your house in order during vacations

If you are planning that late-summer vacation — and if you’ll excuse me, I just wrote “late summer” and would...

Updated: August 10, 2013, - 04:59 PM

My Minnesota: He quit the start-up grind – for 4 hours

You always hear about the people who come up with a great idea for the Internet — you know, a...

Updated: August 03, 2013, - 05:30 PM

Lileks: When the city starts taking over, why stop at electricity?

In retrospect, the law may have passed because the ballot wording was confusing. It said:“Shall the City of Minneapolis give...

Updated: August 01, 2013, - 09:22 PM

Lileks: Why not have the World's Fair here in Minnesota?

Tucked in an article about the future of the Twin Cities, I spied a line that made me freeze: There’s...

Updated: July 27, 2013, - 05:18 PM

Lileks: The city and technology – a stressful combination

You’re sitting outside on a mild summer night when you hear your wife scream from the kitchen. Either a spider...

Updated: July 25, 2013, - 09:11 PM

Lileks: Meet our latest reviled species

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new and ugly invasive species to loathe and condemn! Let’s put our hands together...

Updated: July 18, 2013, - 08:00 PM

Lileks: Remembering an old friend who stood tall

When I saw a stump of a metal lamppost, I actually thought: Man, the ash borers are strong this year....

Updated: July 13, 2013, - 07:54 PM

Meet Tom Neiman, the brain behind Southwest High's Super Summer Program

Hundreds of parents looked at the picture and thought: Oh, sure. That guy!Southwest Minneapolis parents know drill: You enter the...

Updated: July 13, 2013, - 05:56 PM

Lileks: One man's quest: A summer that lasts all summer

I write this every year. Someday they’ll listen.Someday things will change, and July will come and go, and people will...

Updated: July 11, 2013, - 08:15 PM

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