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

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

Lileks: Twin Cities snobbish? Yes, but at least we're tidy

Travel and Leisure magazine has declared the Twin Cities to be the fourth most snobbish city in America. I’m tempted...

Updated: July 06, 2013, - 04:40 PM

Lileks: A MnDOT app that promises happy trails for all drivers

MnDOT will soon release an app for your smartphone. Why would I need that? some ask. There’s helpful traffic information...

Updated: July 04, 2013, - 07:36 PM

Forensic weather — a career made for Minnesota

Meteorologists are a bit different from those of us who just regard weather as “something happening outside.” It’s a story...

Updated: June 29, 2013, - 05:46 PM

Lileks: Bring back the old-fashioned 4th

It’s the 4th this week. Seems right. After that long hot spring and the great green expanse of June —...

Updated: June 29, 2013, - 05:44 PM

Does Minneapolis need streetcars?

Are streetcars a benefit for a city bustling with light rail and buses? James Lileks discusses the concept with Transit for Livable Communities program manager Dave Van Hattum.

Updated: June 28, 2013, - 11:50 AM

Lileks: North Dakota tourism billboard is a puzzler

Maybe I’m just thick. Maybe the billboard makes perfect sense. That’s why I asked a U.S. senator about it. But...

Updated: June 27, 2013, - 08:06 PM

Lileks: Skeeter-free tips for the summer

If you ever complain about the mosquitoes, read some history of the construction of the Panama Canal. Say, Pierre, you...

Updated: June 22, 2013, - 06:00 PM

Why I will be out of juice the next time the power goes out

I am, at present, sitting in the dark outside, typing on a laptop with 32 percent power. June bugs are...

Updated: June 20, 2013, - 09:59 PM

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