James Lileks is a columnist for the StarTribune, the nation’s 3rd largest newspaper. He was previously a Washington-based columnist for the Newhouse News Service in the 90s, as well as a talk-radio host on KSTP-AM. His website, lileks.com, is one of the internet’s oldest long-running blogs, and he is the author of several novels, pop-culture history books, and essay collections. Born in Fargo, North Dakota, he lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He feels obliged to end bios with some cute personal detail that makes him sound unique and quirky, but prefers not to.