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Alex Bentley

Alex Bentley

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Alex Bentley isn’t a Dallas-Fort Worth native, but with all his experience in the area, he’s the next best thing. He received his bachelor’s degree from TCU, and after a five-year sojourn to work for the Florida Marlins in Miami, he returned to the area to get his master’s degree at UNT. Prior to joining CultureMap, he worked for Pegasus News, helping deliver hyper-local news to the internet masses. He uses that experience to make CultureMap the go-to site for everything to see and do in Dallas.

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Holiday Event Planner

A dozen delightful ways to make the most of the holiday season in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

The holidays are a time to be with family and celebrate the season. But there are myriad ways to do so around Dallas-Fort Worth, so we're here to fill ...

Shakespeare Al Fresco

Shakespeare Dallas re-ups for another year of classics in the park

By Alex Bentley

For the 2015 season of their annual Shakespeare in the Park series, Shakespeare Dallas will present a couple of Bard classics, as well as a non-Shakespeare play for only the ...

More Than a Cash Grab

Penguins of Madagascar unleashes sidekicks for fun and sometimes terrifying sequel

By Alex Bentley

For years, the comedy sidekicks in animated films were just that: funny diversions in movies that focused on other characters. But sensing an opportunity to wring even more money out ...

Weekend Event Planner

Nothing but holiday events on tap for Thanksgiving weekend in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

Thanksgiving weekend is when most people kick off the holiday season in earnest and, appropriately, holiday-related events dominate the list of activities for the next five days. Below are the ...

Wannabe Prestige Film

Foxcatcher stars can't act their way out of lousy storytelling

By Alex Bentley

Making a great movie is never easy. Multiple factors — from the acting to the directing to the editing to the soundtrack — have to come together to form a cohesive, memorable ...

Introducing DalPass

New all-in-one ticket grants access to hottest Dallas Art Fair events

By Alex Bentley

The annual Dallas Art Fair is the place to see and be seen every April. For those art enthusiasts who want to make sure they're present at all the ...

Hunger Games Revolution

Mockingjay - Part 1 sets up final Hunger Games chapter brilliantly

By Alex Bentley

Splitting the final film of a popular book-turned-movie series into two parts is all the rage these days, as the makers of the Harry Potter, Twilight and now The Hunger ...

City Lights Delayed

Dallas City Lights 2014 changes date under threat of rain

By Alex Bentley

In 2013, an ice storm interrupted many planned holiday events, and now weather is intervening yet again. Dallas City Lights, which was originally scheduled for Saturday, November 22, has been ...

Weekend Event Planner

City Lights and Marisa Tomei top best weekend events in Dallas-Fort Worth

By Alex Bentley

In case the weather didn't tip you off that winter is nigh, this weekend is when the holiday events really start to kick into high gear around Dallas-Fort Worth ...

More Dine-in Theaters

Moviehouse & Eatery stakes claim in northern Dallas burbs for next theater

By Alex Bentley

The paint has barely dried on Moviehouse & Eatery's first Dallas-Fort Worth area theater in Keller, and already the Austin-based chain has announced its third DFW location. This one will ...

Great Employee Benefit

Lockton spreads bike-sharing gospel in hopes that other Dallas companies will convert

By Alex Bentley

For its long-awaited entry into public bike sharing, Dallas debuted its program on November 14 at Fair Park. But in downtown Dallas, Lockton Companies gets bragging rights for the private ...

Celebrity Sighting

Tatum O'Neal reunites with long-lost co-star at Lone Star film gala

By Alex Bentley

Local film buffs and industry insiders hit the Fort Worth Club in downtown Cowtown for the fifth annual Lone Star Film Festival Ball, where the Lone Star Film Society celebrated ...

Make Art with Purpose

Dallas artists spark dialogues about race with citywide billboard project

By Alex Bentley

The purpose of billboards usually is to sell a product of some kind, but artist Janeil Englestad of Make Art with Purpose has subverted that idea with a series of ...

Appointment Unnecessary

Custom clothier J. Hilburn gives Dallas men a new way to shop for affordable luxury

By Alex Bentley

In an unassuming office park off Mockingbird Lane, in the shadow of Love Field, lies the one and only showroom for J. Hilburn, a Dallas-based men’s fashion company that ...

The Science of Love

The Theory of Everything favors love over science in Hawking's life story

By Alex Bentley

Stephen Hawking, who has developed scientific theories that boggle the imagination, would be an impressive individual based solely on his intelligence. But when you also consider that he’s done ...

The Piano Man Returns

Billy Joel leaves New York post for blockbuster concert in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

The 2015 concert season at American Airlines Center will kick off with rock-and-roll legend Billy Joel, who plays on Thursday, January 22, 2015. This will be the first time Joel ...

Weekend Event Planner

The Black Keys and Wanda Sykes top best weekend events in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

With just two weeks to go before Thanksgiving, you're going to start to notice holiday decorations taking over Dallas-Fort Worth. Two holiday-themed events make this week's list, along ...

A Bicycle Society

Downtown Dallas Inc. promises public bike sharing 'sooner rather than later'

By Alex Bentley

The recent appearance of a private bike-sharing stand in the Dallas Arts District leads us to wonder just how far off public bike sharing might be for the city of ...

Baymax to the Rescue

Big Hero 6 delivers intelligently cute antidote to superhero movies

By Alex Bentley

Since Marvel Entertainment merged with Disney back in 2009, the production of films based on Marvel characters has shifted into overdrive. Given Disney’s history, it was only a matter ...

Free Bike Rides For Some

Bike sharing comes to downtown Dallas, but it's a bit of a tease

By Alex Bentley

Public bike sharing is currently a reality in Fort Worth and is on the verge of happening at Fair Park, but right now it's a pie-in-the-sky idea for Dallas ...

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