Adam McGill

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    So, Dallas Has Two of the Best Bars in America? And, One of the Best Places For Fried Chicken?

    ‚ÄčThe June/July Esquire arrived at the house yesterday -- the How to Be a Man 2010 issue, thank God. And contained therein is the fifth annual rundown of the magazine's Best Bars in America, two of which are in stumbling distance courtesy the contributions of my friend Adam McGill, who adds to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Stuffed Shirts vs Thin Skins

    Over the weekend, folks at the Dallas Morning News had their knickers in a bunch thanks to a New York Times travel piece about this city. Granted, author Luisita Lopez Torregrosa put together a couple of suspect statements (see today's Food For Thought for one example). Her belief that "there are s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Says Colbert, Ed Young's "The Sex Preacher"

    Intended to post this early, but got otherwise distracted -- was too busy answering the age-old question, WWJD? Alas, the delightful Adam McGill has reminded me of something I thought I only hallucinated last night during a midnight-thirty Comedy Central tune-in: Pastor Ed Young, Fellowship Church's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008

    How Tim Rogers Ruined My Day

    As Observer editor Mark Donald, fellow staff writer Megan Feldman and I exited our car and headed to the elevators in the parking garage at the Belo Mansion yesterday afternoon, we bumped into staffers from D Magazine. It was my first opportunity to meet Adam McGill and Zac Crain, and then Tim Roger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2008

    The Lakewood Landing: A "Best Bar," Like You Didn't Already Know That

    The June issue of Esquire contains its annual rundown of the Best Bars in America -- and it probably comes as no surprise to D's Adam McGill that the Lakewood Landing makes the list. But that's only because Adam wrote the item, which goes a little something like this: "The place breathes history but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2007

    He's Schutze. He Scores.

    The Dallas Morning News just called and made us take down the photo of Jim that appears in today's paper. And they were so serious about it too. Wanh. I've just spent an hour moderating comments for the item about Rebecca Aguilar's suspension -- thanks, Instapundit! I had planned on spending that ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2007

    More, uh, Norah

    I see our pal Adam McGill has provided a link to a track from Norah Jones' third studio album, Not Too Late, which is due January 30. That Adam is nice that way. And he reminds me I've been meaning to post these two items: the video for lead-off single "Thinking About You," which is below, and a lin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2006

    The Piano Man

    Do you like this? If you just jumped out of your chair and said, "Yesohmygodilovejamiecullumohmygodhessocuteohmygod!" (and, Adam McGill, I look in your direction), then it must be Free Ticket Friday. He's at the Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie tonight at 8 p.m., and we have a pair of ducats plus c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2006

    Man Bites Dog

    Ed Bark says of Belo bossman Robert Decherd: "Many veteran employees at the newspaper have never even seen him. He's not known as much of a 'people person.'" Uh, Ed, we're still not sure he's a real person. Turns out, his bite is worse than his Bark. That's Ed Bark, by the way, officially the former ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2006

    The Line Out the Door

    On Wednesday, Dallas Morning News staffers could begin accepting the newspaper's buyout offers, and they did so in droves; some 80 staffers have taken the parting gift, among them some high-profile arts critics, reporters and editors. They've been named here and here, but those lists aren't necessar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2006

    Observer Writer Seeks Can-Do-Over

    I have no idea how serious a mayoral candidate Zac Crain will be come next year's elections; Lord knows he's swimming in a crowded pool that will likely include not only Mayor Laura Miller, but also attorney and perennial candidate Darrell Jordan, council members Don Hill and Bill Blaydes (and, just ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 17, 2005

    Come Home

    A family dysfunction

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004
  • News

    October 5, 2000

    Met Memories

    Sure, this column is full of cuss words and self-indulgence. So was my old paper.

  • News

    May 25, 2000


    Misguided Muslims; Dot-dot-dot stuff