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: Laws in plain language? That's lofty rhetoric

Gov. Mark Dayton has decreed that new laws should be simple and easily understood. A bureaucrat who got the assignment...

Updated: March 06, 2014, - 07:09 PM

Lileks: Legislators huffing and puffing over e-cigarettes

Prediction: If e-cigs are found to be relatively harmless, their use in public will still be regulated.As a state rep...

Updated: March 01, 2014, - 04:11 PM

Lileks: Spinning our wheels, literally and figuratively

I saw something quite unexpected while driving the other day — couldn’t believe my eyes. Mirage? No: the real thing....

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 09:56 PM

Lileks: If we want Super Bowl, let's give 'em a break

Unless we give the NFL some tax breaks, we won’t get a Super Bowl. Some legislators say no, but this...

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 09:31 PM

My Minnesota: Photographer Sarah Ernhart knows to get on pet's level

A photographer’s dream: The subjects are always cute, never complain that you didn’t get their best side, and aren’t likely...

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 07:28 PM

Lileks: New Vikings stadium is just an omen of things to come

A big chunk of the Metrodome fell down ahead of schedule. Surely I’m not the only one who hoped someone...

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 08:38 PM

Lileks: Spring is just around the corner, right?

Like many of you, I had my face in a bowl of cow manure this weekend. The manure had been...

Updated: February 15, 2014, - 05:39 PM

Lileks: Why humiliate kids without lunch money?

I pack sensible school lunches. Here are some carrots, child — at least look at them before you throw them...

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 08:58 PM

My Minnesota: Meet Osmo for the middle school set

The orchestra is back! Yes, on Sunday the conductor will raise the baton, the bows will go up, the mouthpieces...

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 10:45 PM

Lileks: New crime maps are a bit too specific

The Minneapolis Police Department has unveiled a new interactive crime map called RAIDS, or Really Awesome Interactive Detail, Seriously. OK,...

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 04:40 PM

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