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: We sent the Vortex packing

You probably had the same experience during last week’s Attack of the Polar Vortex: You’d be talking to someone in...

Updated: January 11, 2014, - 04:37 PM

Lileks: St. Paul Macy's has future as a museum

So the store died and left a dull beige block as a ready-made tomb. We’ve been curious to see what happens.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 06:51 PM

Being a cabbie will 'get in your blood'

Chey Eisenman drives a cab. How was New Year’s Eve?“You work very hard for your money! The phone never stops...

Updated: January 04, 2014, - 04:46 PM

Lileks: Just how bad do you want to get away?

You think you’re fed up with the cold earlier than usual? Four Minnesotans are among the semifinalists for a one-way...

Updated: January 04, 2014, - 03:35 PM

Lileks: New laws check in, but they don't check out

A new year brings new laws, and thank heavens. We all remember the lawless anarchy of 2013.Fear not: We now...

Updated: January 02, 2014, - 06:42 PM

Lileks: What if they held a melee -- and nobody came?

Extra security has been hired for the Metrodome’s last hurrah. The headlines say they want to prevent a melee. Is...

Updated: December 28, 2013, - 07:42 PM

Lileks: Are you one of the 40 million targets?

A few months ago the Target I patronize — by which I mean, I often stand outside and make thinly...

Updated: December 21, 2013, - 04:30 PM

Lileks: Christmas future is here, and it's not a pretty sight

I remember when the local Shopping Center had something called “Moonlight Madness.” The ads showed a yawning crescent moon wearing...

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 06:58 PM

A new twist on Minnesota nice

It takes a transplant to redefine Minnesota Nice to a level that puts the natives to shame.You might define the...

Updated: December 14, 2013, - 05:20 PM

Fewer winners, bigger jackpots is lottery formula

Could the concept be applied to other businesses? Nah. It’s preposterous to deliver less and expect people to hand over millions. That only works with the lottery.

Updated: December 14, 2013, - 05:14 PM

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