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

Big Mpls. building ideas that never happened

A look at some big grand projects that never quite turned out the way they hoped.

Updated: December 26, 2014, - 05:07 PM

Robert Rietow, 76: Architect of joy and builder of character

The architect gave Minnesotans churches and libraries in which to become their better selves. One structure in particular made him feel proud: the Lake Harriet Band Shell.

Updated: December 26, 2014, - 04:48 PM

Louise 'WeeZee' Miner: State Fair hostess with the mostest

The State Fair blares with noise and color. You could say that WeeZee Miner’s costumes and persona competed with the fair. Or, you could say the fair was just trying to top WeeZee.

Updated: December 26, 2014, - 04:47 PM

Lileks: Wrapping up Christmas? You need a day to Unbox

“Happy Boxing Day!” say all the people who like English things. It’s a special post-Christmas holiday when you put on...

Updated: December 25, 2014, - 08:39 PM

Lileks: Tender tidings from the Dog of Christmases Past

About 10 years ago I bought an ornament on sale. A Dog with a halo. In truth such a halo...

Updated: December 20, 2014, - 04:46 PM

Lileks: Does this job description fit in a tweet?

The school superintendent has resigned, and will be replaced by the school district’s CEO. In other news: The school system...

Updated: December 18, 2014, - 08:33 PM

Lileks: Of course you will recycle pet hair and dryer lint

Minneapolis’ new $1.2 billion budget includes money for the city’s Zero Waste initiative, which will ensure that no zeros are...

Updated: December 13, 2014, - 11:08 PM

Lileks: Time capsule should be gluten-free

I suppose I could kvetch about the NFL asking for another tax exemption — this time on tickets for events...

Updated: December 11, 2014, - 07:17 PM

Lileks: Vape 'em if you got 'em? Not around these parts

The restaurant where I worked in the ’80s had three tables in Non-Smoking, a few feet from Smoking. It was...

Updated: December 06, 2014, - 02:06 PM

Lileks: Let us now create starry, spangled wonder

So I’m standing on tiptoe on a snow-covered icy ledge, holding a 9-foot pole, trying to get a strand of...

Updated: December 04, 2014, - 08:15 PM

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