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

My Minnesota: Meet Osmo for the middle school set

The orchestra is back! Yes, on Sunday the conductor will raise the baton, the bows will go up, the mouthpieces...

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 10:45 PM

Lileks: New crime maps are a bit too specific

The Minneapolis Police Department has unveiled a new interactive crime map called RAIDS, or Really Awesome Interactive Detail, Seriously. OK,...

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 04:40 PM

Lileks: Four ideas in one column? Ready, set, go!

The greatest, best, most incredible news of 2014 broke on a hard, cold February afternoon: The State Fair is raising...

Updated: February 07, 2014, - 12:50 AM

Lileks: It's tough saying goodbye to a man's best friend

The label on the can promised real chunks of bison. Who could tell? You could ask the diner who devoured...

Updated: February 01, 2014, - 07:28 PM

Lileks: St. Paul’s so romantic, with all those skates, boats and beer

“Sorry about the cold weather,” said the desk clerk at the hotel in L.A. It was 66. I noted that...

Updated: January 30, 2014, - 09:08 PM

My Minnesota: Winter can't sap this gardener's enthusiasm

In the depths of the freeze, with snow deep and hard across the tundra, it’s hard to think anything will...

Updated: January 26, 2014, - 11:13 AM

Lileks: Hunting for a medal without braving the cold

As you may remember, this column holds a “medal search” to compete with the St. Paul Winter Carnival’s medallion hunt....

Updated: January 25, 2014, - 02:20 PM

Lileks: Sometimes you have to get out of the cold -- and into a cow

Everyone knows what they’re supposed to pack for winter emergencies: gravel for traction, flares to signal help, granola bars for...

Updated: January 23, 2014, - 08:12 PM

Lileks: Flu could use an efficiency expert

Flu viruses are idiots, when you think about it. They thrive by transmission, infecting as many as possible. But once...

Updated: January 18, 2014, - 04:55 PM

Lileks: Target’s Great Data Breach finally sends us over the edge

It took a month, but fear got the best of me.

Updated: January 16, 2014, - 09:02 PM

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