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: We can get another conductor...

Sure, lots of swells were shocked when the conductor of the Minnesota Orchestra resigned. You’re serious? You’re not kidding?There’s still...

Updated: October 03, 2013, - 08:22 PM

Lileks: Welcome, Partial Foods!

You’ll find no bigger downtown booster than me — taller, maybe — but the coverage of Whole Foods’ arrival on...

Updated: September 28, 2013, - 05:17 PM

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

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