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: Manual needed to assess these results

Many parents this week got the Minnesota Assessment test results, which unfortunately do not assess how Minnesotan they are. Your...

Updated: October 31, 2013, - 08:41 PM

Lileks: In Minneapolis, texting tips on your neighbor just got easier

The city of Minneapolis has a new 411 text service that lets you send tips on miscreants in total anonymity....

Updated: October 26, 2013, - 07:50 PM

Minneapolis man collects collections of collectibles

There’s a store by the oldest skyway in downtown Minneapolis where time stopped and piled up.

Updated: October 26, 2013, - 05:36 PM

Lileks: Rachel from Card Services calling, oh, and The Robot

The first time you get a telemarketer on your cellphone you feel like your family pet just bit you. Trust...

Updated: October 25, 2013, - 12:16 AM

Lileks: What if everybody ran for mayor of Minneapolis?

With so many names on the Minneapolis mayor ballot, you get used to reading those thumbnail interviews. Some look like...

Updated: October 19, 2013, - 04:35 PM

James Lileks: In fall, colors peak even as memory dulls

There’s something I meant to say, but I can’t remember what. It was a great idea, too. Came to me...

Updated: October 17, 2013, - 08:19 PM

Spreading the culture, 50 students at a time

You think you have a challenging week ahead? Tom Haeg’s chaperoning 50 kids from Japan around town. A former Hennepin...

Updated: October 12, 2013, - 07:54 PM

Lileks: Wanted: creative artwork that promotes interaction

The city of Minneapolis is taking entries for the Creative City Challenge, which will result in “temporary, destination artwork” by...

Updated: October 12, 2013, - 05:01 PM

Minneapolis stoplights - the good, the bad and the ugly

It’s a carefully calibrated system designed to coordinate the ceaseless streams of traffic into a choreographed ballet, with a purpose: to teach everyone that patience is a virtue.

Updated: October 10, 2013, - 08:48 PM

Lileks: Modernism's fatal flaw

As a topic that affects the lives of people in the metro area, Nicollet Avenue’s redesign is somewhere behind “Target...

Updated: October 05, 2013, - 04:52 PM

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