Robbie Van Winkle

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Knock, Knock. Who's There? Vanilla Ice, Back Home to Give One Couple's Room a Makeover.

    Robbie Van Winkle prepares to ambush a Northwest Dallas couple who entered a DIY Network extreme room makeover contest.​The email said to meet at the Walnut Hill Recreation Center, corner of Midway and Walnut Hill, at 12:15 sharp. "Look for the Rolls-Royce." (A borrowed 2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom Dr ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    Dallas Is Now a Whole Lot Wetter

    ​For the hell of it, I ran a Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission report this morning to see how the off-premise beer-and-wine permitting process was going -- seeing as how on New Year's Eve, only a handful of applicants could sell spirits in formerly dry parts of town. And as you'll see from the r ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009

    Today In Music News: Hammer and Ice Are Back, Santogold Is No More, Foreigner's Drummer's Woes and Ryan Adams Gets Engaged

    Your daily dose of music news for Thursday, February 12, 2009... Been waiting for the day when MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice would team up again and rock your socks off? Well kids, your dream has come true! This Friday, Stanley Burrell and Robbie Van Winkle will play a show together in the fu ... More >>

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    April 11, 2008
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    June 26, 2006

    Hooray for Bollywood

    Do you know this woman? If so, did you know she used to be very, very, very famous? No? Well, now you do. Did you know one of the most famous actresses in the world lives in Dallas? Says so in the latest issue of India Today, which is more or less the Indian version of Time magazine. Now, she's famo ... More >>

  • Music

    March 16, 2006

    Odds & Ends

    Arm your lyrical swords and prepare your Suge Knight jokes--it's rap battle time at

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    October 30, 2003

    Mr. Misery

    Elliott Smith officially becomes his generation's Nick Drake

  • News

    June 5, 2003

    Soler Power

    Plus: Summer Reading List; Iraq and Roll

  • Music

    June 20, 2002

    A Good Idea, But...

    The Granada Theater as a live music venue only works in theory

  • Music

    June 20, 2002

    Without Clearance

    Or, how Eminem's new single spawned a dozen of the best (illegal) songs ever

  • Music

    June 21, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Epic Records is still digging the goods out of SRV's vault

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    January 6, 2000

    Take these records, please

    Or: Yes, it was as bad as you think

  • Music

    July 1, 1999

    My Adidas

    Limp Bizkit are the new kings of rock. Why?

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    November 19, 1998
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    October 22, 1998

    Korn holed

    It's Hard to Swallow, but Vanilla Ice goes...metal?