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: Call me an Uber. OK, you're an Uber

Should Uber, the car-hire service that’s popular with consumers but unpopular with competitors, be allowed to enter the local market?...

Updated: April 19, 2014, - 03:33 PM

Lileks: What will keep my cold food cold and my hot food hot?

The Minneapolis City Council is considering a ban on takeout coffee sleeves. You know, those things you slide on your...

Updated: April 17, 2014, - 08:40 PM

Lileks: Back to the future: Light-rail woes

June 30, 2042 A.D. – The Southwest Corridor light-rail line was opened for riders today, decades after it was first...

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 08:33 PM

Lileks: Be grateful, with all fingers, for orange barrels

There’s a stretch of road I travel weekly that’s mostly potholes. If you drive faster than 5 miles per hour,...

Updated: April 05, 2014, - 04:28 PM

Lileks: Let’s think like Minnesotans on this Super Bowl bidness

Minneapolis has made its bid for Super Bowl LII (pronounced “lee”) and good things will surely result. CEOs of major...

Updated: April 03, 2014, - 09:10 PM

Lileks: The rites (and wrongs) of spring

Even if the long-range weath­er fore­casts call for “unseasonal snow and scat­tered weep­ing” we all know win­ter is over, be­cause...

Updated: March 29, 2014, - 04:02 PM

Lileks: How early is too early to arrive at airport?

Is showing up early such an imposition?

Updated: March 27, 2014, - 08:47 PM

Lileks: Here's your input, Minneapolis

And now, the most boring sentence in the paper today: The city of Minneapolis is taking input for the reconstruction...

Updated: March 22, 2014, - 05:15 PM

Lileks: The Mall of America was feeling a bit small lately

The expansion of the Mall of America has begun, and it’s about time. How often have you taken someone to...

Updated: March 21, 2014, - 01:00 AM

Lileks: Worried about light rail noise? Try living under a flight path

I live under the flight path for the airport. In the summer we look up at the planes:“Gear’s down, I...

Updated: March 15, 2014, - 04:52 PM

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