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: Make phone thieves believe kill switch is literally lethal

The Legislature is considering a requirement to force all new cellphones to have a kill switch. If the phone is...

Updated: May 10, 2014, - 04:32 PM

Lileks: How to plant a tree in Minneapolis in 60 easy steps

Every year the trees bud, and your heart swells. Every year you think this might be the year the Old...

Updated: May 08, 2014, - 08:42 PM

Lileks: One out of four Minnesotans want OUT

Some people thought the end of “The Wizard of Oz” was a bit depressing, as Dorothy vows never to leave...

Updated: May 03, 2014, - 05:57 PM

Lileks: Life’s lessons learned while trapped in a parking ramp

If you’ve ever wondered how long it would take a parking ramp full of Minnesotans to sit without making any...

Updated: May 01, 2014, - 09:20 PM

Lileks: Online lottery? Scratch that. We need exercise.

Are we gambling as much as we possibly can? You, sitting there reading: You’re not gambling. You may have gambled...

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

Lileks: Distracted driving existed before texting

I was rear-ended at a light once. The other driver wasn’t texting or talking. She just sorta kinda forgot she was driving.

Updated: April 24, 2014, - 07:58 PM

My Minnesota: Roller derby mom on wheels

Women’s roller derby, once a kitschy-catfight staple of 1970s TV, is still around — and different from what you might...

Updated: April 19, 2014, - 05:03 PM

Lileks: Call me an Uber. OK, you're an Uber

Should Uber, the car-hire service that’s popular with consumers but unpopular with competitors, be allowed to enter the local market?...

Updated: April 19, 2014, - 03:33 PM

Lileks: What will keep my cold food cold and my hot food hot?

The Minneapolis City Council is considering a ban on takeout coffee sleeves. You know, those things you slide on your...

Updated: April 17, 2014, - 08:40 PM

Lileks: Back to the future: Light-rail woes

June 30, 2042 A.D. – The Southwest Corridor light-rail line was opened for riders today, decades after it was first...

Updated: April 10, 2014, - 08:33 PM

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