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

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

Lileks: Skip the tie Sunday; Dad will approve

Great Father’s Day ideas:Help Dad burn the tie he got three years ago, the one with the Transformers. He wore...

Updated: June 15, 2013, - 05:18 PM

Lileks: Embodying our moods … with precipitation

In the old days, public sculpture was a fairly easy proposition.You had your man on a horse. You had your...

Updated: June 13, 2013, - 09:27 PM

Lileks: There's an art to using Legacy funds

Almost 20 percent of the Legacy Amendment tax revenue funds the Arts and Cultural Heritage. You knew we’d get some...

Updated: June 08, 2013, - 06:38 PM

My Minnesota: Clever insults are hobby, job for Bob Alberti

A recent study declared Minneapolis parks the best in the nation. We also have another fine natural resource: technology pioneers/comedians...

Updated: June 08, 2013, - 06:36 PM

Lileks: The silver lining of our neverending dark clouds

If I could just take a moment of your time, I would like to bounce something off you. Like a...

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

Lileks: Intimidating mail not from the IRS

The letter was designed to intimidate, and it worked. It wasn’t IRS thick, thank heavens — if you do something...

Updated: June 01, 2013, - 04:32 PM

Lileks: Add 'creative' to the list of our Top 10 traits

Once again the Twin Cities area is high on a list of healthiest places to live, beating out Poisonville, Miss.,...

Updated: May 30, 2013, - 11:28 PM

Lileks: A guide to your new recycling bin

The new recycling bin arrived.I’m not saying it’s large, but apparently the assumptions of what I’m going to recycle now...

Updated: May 25, 2013, - 05:07 PM

Lileks: If they double the size of the Mall of America...

They’re going to build another Mall of America. Next to the first one. It will be bigger. And I still...

Updated: May 23, 2013, - 07:46 PM

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