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: If we want Super Bowl, let's give 'em a break

Unless we give the NFL some tax breaks, we won’t get a Super Bowl. Some legislators say no, but this...

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 09:31 PM

My Minnesota: Photographer Sarah Ernhart knows to get on pet's level

A photographer’s dream: The subjects are always cute, never complain that you didn’t get their best side, and aren’t likely...

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 07:28 PM

Lileks: New Vikings stadium is just an omen of things to come

A big chunk of the Metrodome fell down ahead of schedule. Surely I’m not the only one who hoped someone...

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 08:38 PM

Lileks: Spring is just around the corner, right?

Like many of you, I had my face in a bowl of cow manure this weekend. The manure had been...

Updated: February 15, 2014, - 05:39 PM

Lileks: Why humiliate kids without lunch money?

I pack sensible school lunches. Here are some carrots, child — at least look at them before you throw them...

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 08:58 PM

My Minnesota: Meet Osmo for the middle school set

The orchestra is back! Yes, on Sunday the conductor will raise the baton, the bows will go up, the mouthpieces...

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 10:45 PM

Lileks: New crime maps are a bit too specific

The Minneapolis Police Department has unveiled a new interactive crime map called RAIDS, or Really Awesome Interactive Detail, Seriously. OK,...

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 04:40 PM

Lileks: Four ideas in one column? Ready, set, go!

The greatest, best, most incredible news of 2014 broke on a hard, cold February afternoon: The State Fair is raising...

Updated: February 07, 2014, - 12:50 AM

Lileks: It's tough saying goodbye to a man's best friend

The label on the can promised real chunks of bison. Who could tell? You could ask the diner who devoured...

Updated: February 01, 2014, - 07:28 PM

Lileks: St. Paul’s so romantic, with all those skates, boats and beer

“Sorry about the cold weather,” said the desk clerk at the hotel in L.A. It was 66. I noted that...

Updated: January 30, 2014, - 09:08 PM

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