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: In Minnesota, 2013 is a broken year

Friday was declared “Ski to work day,” which is just the sort of positive, laugh-through-your-tears attitude we need to keep...

Updated: April 20, 2013, - 09:27 PM

Lileks: Aware of weather? Can’t you hear our screaming?

Blowing the tornado sirens during a snowstorm is like setting off the fire alarm on the Titanic: Can’t really improve...

Updated: April 18, 2013, - 08:57 PM

Minnesota reruns: clothing tax, the weather

According to one novel theory, the universe is actually a computer simulation. We’re living in someone’s machine, and we have...

Updated: April 13, 2013, - 09:43 PM

Lileks: One last cup of coffee at our neighborhood's doomed Caribou

Be honest. When you read the headline, Mayo says 49 out of 50 states want them, you thought: Which one...

Updated: April 11, 2013, - 10:56 PM

Choosing chickens as pets

There’s Chicky, Buffy and Goosey. Goosey is not a goose. There’s also Brownie, who is not a chicken: She’s a...

Updated: April 06, 2013, - 06:45 PM

Lileks: The flea market makes a comeback in Minneapolis

Flea markets will be back this summer in Minneapolis, thanks to a City Council decision. Miss them? You’re old: They’ve...

Updated: April 06, 2013, - 06:08 PM

Lileks: Did I leave the iron on? And other vacation musings

When I’m on an airplane, waiting to leave for vacation, I want one thing: an app called NO, THE IRON...

Updated: April 04, 2013, - 09:38 PM

Lileks: What if we skip road construction season?

Two unrelated stories that actually belong together, if I take this hammer and bang the round one into a square...

Updated: March 28, 2013, - 10:51 PM

Lileks: A pet's death is outside political fray

The governor’s dog died. If you have anything negative to say about this, please proceed directly to the Internet and...

Updated: March 24, 2013, - 07:15 AM

Lileks: When grocery store sampling crosses the line

After a fracas over free deli samples, a tour explored how some grocery stores deal with sample hogs.

Updated: March 21, 2013, - 10:35 PM

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