James Lileks is a columnist for the Star-Tribune and a syndicated political humor columnist for Newhouse News Service. He's the author of six books, including Falling up the Stairs, Mr. Obvious, and The Gallery of Regrettable Food. Previously he was a columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, City Pages, and the Minnesota Daily, and a talk radio host. He is blessed with a little girl, a gorgeous wife, and a smart, if inordinately worried, dog.
Geomorphologist David Montgomery spoke about "the living skin of the Earth that is the foundation for all life on the continents" -- soil. In the first hour, columnist James Lileks shared details from his recent UFO sighting.