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

My Minnesota: Winter can't sap this gardener's enthusiasm

In the depths of the freeze, with snow deep and hard across the tundra, it’s hard to think anything will...

Updated: January 26, 2014, - 11:13 AM

Lileks: Hunting for a medal without braving the cold

As you may remember, this column holds a “medal search” to compete with the St. Paul Winter Carnival’s medallion hunt....

Updated: January 25, 2014, - 02:20 PM

Lileks: Sometimes you have to get out of the cold -- and into a cow

Everyone knows what they’re supposed to pack for winter emergencies: gravel for traction, flares to signal help, granola bars for...

Updated: January 23, 2014, - 08:12 PM

Lileks: Flu could use an efficiency expert

Flu viruses are idiots, when you think about it. They thrive by transmission, infecting as many as possible. But once...

Updated: January 18, 2014, - 04:55 PM

Lileks: Target’s Great Data Breach finally sends us over the edge

It took a month, but fear got the best of me.

Updated: January 16, 2014, - 09:02 PM

My Minnesota: Childhood love of wolves carries through to adult life

Tucked away in the back of the Sportsmen’s Show at the St. Paul RiverCentre was a menagerie of critters. Inasmuch as these creatures can belong to anyone, they belong to Terry Petter.

Updated: January 11, 2014, - 05:15 PM

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

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