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

James Lileks: In fall, colors peak even as memory dulls

There’s something I meant to say, but I can’t remember what. It was a great idea, too. Came to me...

Updated: October 17, 2013, - 08:19 PM

Spreading the culture, 50 students at a time

You think you have a challenging week ahead? Tom Haeg’s chaperoning 50 kids from Japan around town. A former Hennepin...

Updated: October 12, 2013, - 07:54 PM

Lileks: Wanted: creative artwork that promotes interaction

The city of Minneapolis is taking entries for the Creative City Challenge, which will result in “temporary, destination artwork” by...

Updated: October 12, 2013, - 05:01 PM

Minneapolis stoplights - the good, the bad and the ugly

It’s a carefully calibrated system designed to coordinate the ceaseless streams of traffic into a choreographed ballet, with a purpose: to teach everyone that patience is a virtue.

Updated: October 10, 2013, - 08:48 PM

Lileks: Modernism's fatal flaw

As a topic that affects the lives of people in the metro area, Nicollet Avenue’s redesign is somewhere behind “Target...

Updated: October 05, 2013, - 04:52 PM

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

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