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: Your personal data is (probably) safe

We’re conflicted about privacy. Some people will Facebook a picture of themselves sucking a Jell-O shot from the navel of...

Updated: September 14, 2013, - 04:27 PM

Lileks: Feral cats? What about feral crows?

Feral cats? Let me tell you about our feral crows. They sit on the fence and yell at people.The intelligence...

Updated: September 12, 2013, - 07:36 PM

Summer or fall — the 'tween season

Saw Halloween gummies at the store last week. Makes sense: Labor Day is over, so naturally you roll out the...

Updated: September 07, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Lileks: Making a difference, one question at a time

Every phone survey I’ve gotten goes like this, more or less:“Hello, Mr. Leekus?”“Lileks. It was Leekus but I had an...

Updated: September 05, 2013, - 09:32 PM

Lileks: Here's why the Giant Slide is State Fair favorite

A poll has named the Giant Slide as the favorite ride at the State Fair. Personally, I’d choose the Tilt-a-Whirl. You have control. You wish to bob gently on the heaving metal plates? Enjoy. You want all your internal organs driven by centrifugal force to one side of your body?

Updated: August 31, 2013, - 10:45 PM

Fans ask: Will Heritage Square return?

The State Fair's Heritage Square’s last hurrah before fair’s overhaul has stalwarts asking what’s next.

Updated: August 31, 2013, - 05:27 PM

My Minnesota: The art of spin at State Fair

The motor hums, the paint squirts and scatters: art.The Spin-a-Painting booth has been a State Fair fixture forever, helping would-be...

Updated: August 31, 2013, - 04:51 PM

Lileks: Even wretched heat can't wreck the wonders of the fair

Every year, the price of things at the State Fair sneaks up a quarter or two, but the bottled-water hawkers...

Updated: August 30, 2013, - 10:15 AM

What are french fry fairies?

French fry fairies Katarina Ketchup and Rosalita Relish are just two fairies who will give you magical french fries when you stop at their booth.

Updated: August 26, 2013, - 03:48 PM

Lileks: State Fair makes a place for smokers

The man at the State Fair was standing with a map in his hands and a troubled look on his...

Updated: August 24, 2013, - 11:45 PM

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