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: It's not Christmas yet … Let's try a little patience, PLEASE!

It was Tuesday, Nov. 12, when I heard the first Christmas song at the mall: “Everybody’s Waiting for the Man...

Updated: November 23, 2013, - 04:38 PM

Lileks: Star Tribune building's days are numbered, for the future!

I made my peace with the building’s demise the day they started talking about a Metrodome replacement.

Updated: November 22, 2013, - 06:13 PM

Lileks: Black Friday and other maladies we mortals face

I don't want to hear about the pardoned Thanksgiving Turkey anymore. One of these days he's going to go back to his old ways, embark on a three-state crime spree, and then we'll feel pretty stupid.

Updated: November 22, 2013, - 05:07 PM

Lileks: We love Nature — why not its leaves?

Minneapolis residents get an extra week to gather the leaves for disposal this year, and that means that the season...

Updated: November 16, 2013, - 04:34 PM

Lileks: Black Friday already casting a pall on holiday

But if we all work together we might do something now before the situation gets worse. We have to face this.

Updated: November 14, 2013, - 08:05 PM

Lileks: A look into the future at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis

Notes from the future: a story in the Star Tribune, Nov. 11, 2023 …As the Minnesota Orchestra lockout drags into...

Updated: November 11, 2013, - 05:09 PM

Lileks: In plain speech, updating the city charter will be an epic task

Got a recorded message from the city the other night, warning me about street sweeping. Move my car or it...

Updated: November 07, 2013, - 11:52 PM

Lileks: What time is it? Rank your choices

Time again for the semiannual fulminations against daylight saving time, made by people who hate long summer nights and want...

Updated: November 02, 2013, - 04:05 PM

Lileks: Manual needed to assess these results

Many parents this week got the Minnesota Assessment test results, which unfortunately do not assess how Minnesotan they are. Your...

Updated: October 31, 2013, - 08:41 PM

Lileks: In Minneapolis, texting tips on your neighbor just got easier

The city of Minneapolis has a new 411 text service that lets you send tips on miscreants in total anonymity....

Updated: October 26, 2013, - 07:50 PM

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