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: Remembering an old friend who stood tall

When I saw a stump of a metal lamppost, I actually thought: Man, the ash borers are strong this year....

Updated: July 13, 2013, - 07:54 PM

Meet Tom Neiman, the brain behind Southwest High's Super Summer Program

Hundreds of parents looked at the picture and thought: Oh, sure. That guy!Southwest Minneapolis parents know drill: You enter the...

Updated: July 13, 2013, - 05:56 PM

Lileks: One man's quest: A summer that lasts all summer

I write this every year. Someday they’ll listen.Someday things will change, and July will come and go, and people will...

Updated: July 11, 2013, - 08:15 PM

Lileks: Twin Cities snobbish? Yes, but at least we're tidy

Travel and Leisure magazine has declared the Twin Cities to be the fourth most snobbish city in America. I’m tempted...

Updated: July 06, 2013, - 04:40 PM

Lileks: A MnDOT app that promises happy trails for all drivers

MnDOT will soon release an app for your smartphone. Why would I need that? some ask. There’s helpful traffic information...

Updated: July 04, 2013, - 07:36 PM

Forensic weather — a career made for Minnesota

Meteorologists are a bit different from those of us who just regard weather as “something happening outside.” It’s a story...

Updated: June 29, 2013, - 05:46 PM

Lileks: Bring back the old-fashioned 4th

It’s the 4th this week. Seems right. After that long hot spring and the great green expanse of June —...

Updated: June 29, 2013, - 05:44 PM

Does Minneapolis need streetcars?

Are streetcars a benefit for a city bustling with light rail and buses? James Lileks discusses the concept with Transit for Livable Communities program manager Dave Van Hattum.

Updated: June 28, 2013, - 11:50 AM

Lileks: North Dakota tourism billboard is a puzzler

Maybe I’m just thick. Maybe the billboard makes perfect sense. That’s why I asked a U.S. senator about it. But...

Updated: June 27, 2013, - 08:06 PM

Lileks: Skeeter-free tips for the summer

If you ever complain about the mosquitoes, read some history of the construction of the Panama Canal. Say, Pierre, you...

Updated: June 22, 2013, - 06:00 PM

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