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: What to make of a spitting citation in Minneapolis

A man was ticketed in Dinkytown for spitting. This is not a reprint of a story from 1901, when the...

Updated: December 07, 2013, - 06:22 PM

Lileks: How to survive a snow emergency in Minneapolis

You have to live in other cities for a while to realize how good we have it.

Updated: December 05, 2013, - 09:25 PM

My Minnesota: Artist proud of Red Lake Nation flag design

Artists dream of the good commission, the project that will be seen by many and spread your work beyond the...

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 06:22 PM

Lileks: All things stadium go much like this

As you may have heard, they’re breaking ground for the new Vikings stadium Tuesday. Here’s how that will go:10:15 a.m.:...

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 04:46 PM

Lileks: Just admit it, Minneapolis: Block E was a bonehead idea

Despite its evocative and thrilling name, Block E never got off the ground. Plans for an annex, BUNKER F, also...

Updated: November 28, 2013, - 07:33 PM

Lileks: It's not Christmas yet … Let's try a little patience, PLEASE!

It was Tuesday, Nov. 12, when I heard the first Christmas song at the mall: “Everybody’s Waiting for the Man...

Updated: November 23, 2013, - 04:38 PM

Lileks: Star Tribune building's days are numbered, for the future!

I made my peace with the building’s demise the day they started talking about a Metrodome replacement.

Updated: November 22, 2013, - 06:13 PM

Lileks: Black Friday and other maladies we mortals face

I don't want to hear about the pardoned Thanksgiving Turkey anymore. One of these days he's going to go back to his old ways, embark on a three-state crime spree, and then we'll feel pretty stupid.

Updated: November 22, 2013, - 05:07 PM

Lileks: We love Nature — why not its leaves?

Minneapolis residents get an extra week to gather the leaves for disposal this year, and that means that the season...

Updated: November 16, 2013, - 04:34 PM

Lileks: Black Friday already casting a pall on holiday

But if we all work together we might do something now before the situation gets worse. We have to face this.

Updated: November 14, 2013, - 08:05 PM

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