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James Lileks is a Star Tribune columnist.
Lileks, a Minneapolis resident since 1976: "I've never repeated myself once. I don't like to say I write a 'humor' column, since that's subjective. What might be amusing to me might leave you poker-faced. Let's just say my columns are not intended to be taken seriously." He also writes "Streetscape" pieces, which detail the delights and errors, past and present, of the Twin Cities urban environment. He's the author of four novels, four pop-culture "humor" books on vintage subjects and two collections of columns. "People who like my stuff will probably like lileks.com, and those who don't are probably grateful for the heads-up, and will avoid it," Lileks says.
Recent content from James Lileks
But you knew what they were at a glance. Now the buildings are nothing short of bleak.
And what's with South Dakota's love for Heinz?
It's almost a member of the family.
When we shrug at rewriting what we know
Crimpers lament, but squeezers rejoice.
A necessary Valentine's Day lesson
Unless you can convince your neighbors that they're for a different holiday.
Nothing works correctly after that.
French protesters threw soup; we'd go with a Tater Tot casserole.
Reese Witherspoon sets off an internet uproar.