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: Some suggested improvements for the Evil Dog Map

In the interests of public safety, Minneapolis has published online an astonishing database of criminals, complete with offenses and addresses....

Updated: April 09, 2015, - 09:22 PM

Lileks: Will we see municipal pot stores?

Richfield has decided to ban recreational marijuana shops. You may ask if they’ve also prohibited unicorn grooming and brothels with...

Updated: April 04, 2015, - 06:05 PM

Lileks: Our traffic is the worst (except that it's not)

Finally, some bad press for this glittering city. Finally, a story about Minneapolis that doesn’t declare it the Top City...

Updated: April 02, 2015, - 09:58 PM

Lileks: What to do with all that wonderful surplus money

Another budget surplus, another argument about what to do with the lucre. First of all, just peel off a wad...

Updated: March 28, 2015, - 10:32 PM

Lileks: Will a new parking app take the romance out of feeding the meter?

Minneapolis will be upgrading its parking meters, also known as “anxiety poles,” and we’ll be better off for it. You...

Updated: March 26, 2015, - 08:23 PM

Lileks: New Monopoly ranks Minneapolis below a South Dakota town. What?

Now and then the Monopoly game makes the news because they’ve changed something. They’ll got rid of the piece shaped...

Updated: March 21, 2015, - 10:38 PM

Star Tribune is last of downtown Minneapolis newspaper buildings

Demolition of the Star Tribune headquarters on Portland Avenue means the end of a newspapering era in downtown.

Updated: March 21, 2015, - 08:10 AM

Relive the Star Tribune's history

James Lileks looks back at the bygone heyday of the StarTribune building.

Updated: March 20, 2015, - 02:33 PM

Lileks: Public money for another stadium? Sure!

A new Major League Soccer team in the Twin Cities? Why not. I have no interest in the sport myself,...

Updated: March 19, 2015, - 08:34 PM

Lileks: Remembering the guy who made your floor mop

Michael Graves designed a darn fine pasta ladle. You imagined him up all night, pacing the floor, discarding one design...

Updated: March 14, 2015, - 04:22 PM

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