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: Time for America to fall out of love with Minnesota

Outside magazine named Duluth the best city in the country. Minneapolis was #3. This has to stop. Now.It’s nice that...

Updated: August 16, 2014, - 04:35 PM

Lileks: Who needs a World's Fair when we have our Get-Together?

A recent news story about Secretary of State Mark Ritchie noted he’d be leaving office soon to work for an...

Updated: August 15, 2014, - 12:14 AM

My Minnesota: Ren Holland Dun-Gud collecting Minnesota resort names

Hard water, rusty taps, musty rooms: heaven on earth, if you were coming from the steamy city. People without cabins...

Updated: August 09, 2014, - 04:04 PM

Lileks: The smallest possible Target on Earth

Target Express will open its second branch in St. Paul soon, so people who find normal Targets too horrifyingly overwhelming...

Updated: August 09, 2014, - 03:59 PM

Lileks: Our DMV: It works, darn it

Now ser­ving G 294, said the nice ro­bot lady. I was G 208. Had I fall­en asleep and slept through...

Updated: August 07, 2014, - 11:59 PM

Lileks: The U is great again. But why?

Forbes has declared the University of Minnesota one of the Most Improved Colleges in the country, which should spark some...

Updated: August 02, 2014, - 05:08 PM

Lileks: What makes a city dog-friendly?

Dog Fancy, a magazine that put Dog Ordinary right out of business, has named Minneapolis “one of the top five...

Updated: July 31, 2014, - 11:18 PM

Lileks: At least they didn't turn the Metrodome into a hotel

Does Minneapolis have too many hotels? One wonders, and you think, “Do raccoons ever get earaches? Because I care about...

Updated: July 26, 2014, - 04:52 PM

Lileks: Schools talk and talk to us – we talk back

Home phone rings: It’s a message from the Minneapolis public schools. Seems some kid in one of the summer programs...

Updated: July 24, 2014, - 10:48 PM

Lileks: Minneapolis Aquatennial celebrates 10 great days of moistness

The Aquatennial, our annual celebration of dihydrogen monoxide — also known as water — is underway! You can go to...

Updated: July 19, 2014, - 04:08 PM

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