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: Can't they just be happy with that lobby?

If I had looked into the matter more closely, I would have moved beyond the rhetoric that often clouds our judgment. Simple research would have shown how the lobby's ... blah blah ... has no impact, but we are devoted ... whatever ... to a world-class ensemble in the future ... yada yada.

Updated: October 11, 2012, - 07:24 PM

Lileks: City of lakes - and cozy carriage rides

Yahoo, the company that was Google before Google, has declared Minneapolis to be one of the nation's most "unexpectedly romantic cities."

Updated: October 06, 2012, - 04:52 PM

Lileks: These amazing sales tips will curl your toes

The Daily Mail, a British newspaper that does not make everything up, has a hot story.

Updated: October 04, 2012, - 08:00 PM

Lileks: About that new Vikings stadium...

We have an architect for the Vikings stadium, and it's not the same team that did Target Field, the U stadium or the Wild arena. That was Populous from Kansas City, and apparently the idea of having a unified architectural vocabulary amongst our innumerable sports arenas just didn't thrill the committee.

Updated: September 29, 2012, - 04:38 PM

Lileks: Few strides in battle of cars vs. pedestrians

Going on right now: Don't Get Hit by a Car Week, which is also running with Don't Hit Anyone With your Car Week. It's part of Share the Road, a big state-funded PR push aimed at reducing traffic-related fatalities to zero.

Updated: September 27, 2012, - 10:20 PM

Lileks: Jolly Green Giant is best as an intimidator

The Jolly Green Giant is back with a goofy, endearing grin. The Minnesota icon is encouraging kids to eat their vegetables, because they're delicious! Right? That's why they need expensive promotional campaigns.

Updated: September 22, 2012, - 06:07 PM

Lileks: Big news flash: Minnesotans are fat and getting fatter

Minnesota always shows up in the top of the surveys of the Healthiest States to Bike to Whole Foods in a Yoga Position, so it's something of a shock to learn we're on course to be utter lardbuckets by 2030. It's almost as if those people running around the lakes aren't indicative of the general population.

Updated: September 20, 2012, - 08:00 PM

Lileks: These apples would strike a sour note

A new fresh crop of apples is on the way, a sure sign of fall. But it's a reminder that our famed University of Minnesota Apple Geniuses haven't come up with a new apple lately.

Updated: September 15, 2012, - 05:48 PM

Lileks: Less is more, except at the intersection of cars and bikes

No, seriously, this is an important issue that should be of interest to everyone, because this is the road I use to get downtown, and thus my inconvenience can be blown up into a larger social issue that affects us all, obscuring my own personal, selfish motives.

Updated: September 13, 2012, - 11:20 PM

Lileks: A new fall color: Autumnal blue

The Fall Colors map has been released. As we go to press, most of the state is still below 10 percent fall colors, although northeastern Minnesota is starting to die -- er, turn a gorgeous burning hue that provides a glorious backdrop to the bittersweet pleasures of the season.

Updated: September 08, 2012, - 04:34 PM

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