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: What do other people enjoy the most? Let's slap a tax on it

The “snack tax” bill may not make it through this session, but like the aftertaste of a bag of pork...

Updated: March 15, 2013, - 12:01 AM

James Lileks: Hollywood, greed and the Minnesota Legislature

Why doesn’t Hollywood make many movies here anymore?We don’t give them tax credits, that’s why. So they take their movies...

Updated: March 09, 2013, - 04:52 PM

Lileks: Codify the act of bullying? Go ahead – make my day

Let us all agree that bullying is bad.Let me admit that I was bullied in school by a kid who...

Updated: March 07, 2013, - 07:57 PM

Lileks: Feds don't have enough money, but they have enough to do this

Now that the sequester hammer has come down, how will this affect the replacement of every street sign in the...

Updated: March 02, 2013, - 04:36 PM

Lileks: You know what else the state should ban on Sundays?

It’s time to do the right thing: Target should not be open on Sundays.There’s the obvious matter of public health.Target...

Updated: February 28, 2013, - 09:05 PM

My Minnesota: Lincoln's connection to Minnesota

With Oscar attention paid to “Lincoln,” people might wonder how much of a connection there is between the revered president...

Updated: February 23, 2013, - 08:59 PM

Lileks: Minneapolis and the 2024 Olympics — thankfully not

Minneapolis will not bid for the 2024 Olympics, which sent many people to Wikipedia for a complete, exhaustive A-Z list...

Updated: February 23, 2013, - 03:06 PM

Lileks: Minneapolis residents say life is wonderful

Statistic of the week: 96 percent of Minneapolis residents are satisfied with city services.Someone in government might find this alarming...

Updated: February 21, 2013, - 08:17 PM

Lileks: It's nice, but official state poem? No dice

There's a movement to declare "Minnesota Blue" the official state poem. It was written in 1985 by a guy in Hawaii, but it's otherwise modern and local.

Updated: February 16, 2013, - 06:14 PM

Lileks: A quick course on negotiating a Minneapolis snow emergency

Every snow emergency is a chance to see how many newcomers we have. More than 655 cars towed? Welcome to your first winter.

Updated: February 14, 2013, - 08:20 PM

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