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: 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

Lileks: Make smokers pay for it all ...

The governor proposed filling the stadium-funding gap with cigarette revenue, which has become magic tax-spackle you can use to plug...

Updated: May 18, 2013, - 05:16 PM

Lileks: The awful truth behind gas that suddenly costs $4.29 a gallon

If you filled up your tank this week, you’ve noticed the price jumped from the new painful normal to HOLY...

Updated: May 16, 2013, - 08:19 PM

Lileks: Sir, I'll need your license, registration and Twitter handle

Friday night had the largest drunken-driving patrol in Twin Cities history. Some news outlets said they’d be tweeting the names...

Updated: May 11, 2013, - 07:42 PM

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