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

Forensic weather — a career made for Minnesota

Meteorologists are a bit different from those of us who just regard weather as “something happening outside.” It’s a story...

Updated: June 29, 2013, - 05:46 PM

Lileks: Bring back the old-fashioned 4th

It’s the 4th this week. Seems right. After that long hot spring and the great green expanse of June —...

Updated: June 29, 2013, - 05:44 PM

Does Minneapolis need streetcars?

Are streetcars a benefit for a city bustling with light rail and buses? James Lileks discusses the concept with Transit for Livable Communities program manager Dave Van Hattum.

Updated: June 28, 2013, - 11:50 AM

Lileks: North Dakota tourism billboard is a puzzler

Maybe I’m just thick. Maybe the billboard makes perfect sense. That’s why I asked a U.S. senator about it. But...

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

Lileks: Skeeter-free tips for the summer

If you ever complain about the mosquitoes, read some history of the construction of the Panama Canal. Say, Pierre, you...

Updated: June 22, 2013, - 06:00 PM

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

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