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Alex Bentley

Alex Bentley

Associate Editor

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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No Subtlety Here

Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart sort of save unsubtle Get Hard from itself

By Alex Bentley

When a movie title that’s as obvious a double entendre as Get Hard gets approved by the MPAA, you know that subtlety will not rule the day — especially when ...


Lion of a Gastropub

Music Factory entices new-to-Texas gastropub to join its restaurant ranks

By Alex Bentley

Music Factory, the entertainment megaplex coming soon to Irving, has lured another new restaurant brand to Texas. This time it's Thirsty Lion Gastropub, which promises to deliver hand-crafted food ...


Weekend Event Planner

Bomb Factory grand reopening tops best weekend events in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

For those feeling nostalgic for the 1990s or anyone who wants to get a sneak peek at the next big venue in Dallas, the newly reopened Bomb Factory in Deep ...


Architecture in Motion

Rebel founder explains why Diavolo is the most unforgettable show you'll see in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

The worlds of dancing and architecture collide in a unique way with Diavolo: Architecture in Motion, the company that returns to Dallas City Performance Hall on Friday, March 27. Using ...


Rock Plus Classical

Inaugural Dallas music and arts festival gains Grammy winner St. Vincent

By Alex Bentley

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra's inaugural Soluna Festival, an 18-day event highlighting the symphony and other visual and performing artists, just got a little more glamorous with the addition of ...


Unscary Movie

Overhyped It Follows is a snoozer of a scary movie

By Alex Bentley

Every couple of years, a new horror movie comes along that genre fans proclaim to be the next big thing — either because it puts a clever twist on well-worn tropes ...


Unintended Parody

Laughable Insurgent comes off like parody of young adult dystopian genre

By Alex Bentley

Just after the release of 2014’s The Maze Runner, Saturday Night Live parodied the ever-growing genre of young adult dystopian films with the aptly named The Group Hopper. It ...


Traffic Sucks

How to avoid downtown gridlock during Rock 'n' Roll Dallas Half Marathon

By Alex Bentley

Although not as big as the MetroPCS Dallas Marathon in December, the Rock 'n' Roll Dallas Half Marathon, taking place March 22, will still cause its fair share of traffic ...


Weekend Event Planner

Stevie Wonder headlines music-heavy lineup of Dallas weekend events

By Alex Bentley

With South by Southwest in Austin coming to an end this weekend, it'll be a music-heavy time in Dallas-Fort Worth. Not one but two different festivals take advantage of ...


Hit the Road at the Fair

State Fair 2015 wants to give fans a taste of the whole state of Texas

By Alex Bentley

You still have six months before you can get your fill of fried food and carnival rides at the 2015 State Fair of Texas, running September 25-October 18, but this ...


The Anaconda Cometh

Dallas gets first dibs on Nicki Minaj's Pinkprint North American concert tour

By Alex Bentley

Dallas gets special treatment for Nicki Minaj's Pinkprint Tour: The rapper/singer will make Gexa Energy Pavilion her first North American stop on Friday, July 17 — and it's ...


Country Extravaganza

ACM Awards 2015: You can still snag tickets for biggest country music event in Dallas history

By Alex Bentley

If you missed your chance to buy a ticket to the biggest country music event in Dallas-Fort Worth history, pay attention: The Academy of Country Music Awards, taking place at ...


Wise Spenders

New study proclaims Dallas is one of America's best-run cities

By Alex Bentley

Opinions on how well the city of Dallas is run by its government may vary depending on your political leanings, but according to a new study done by WalletHub, Dallas ...


Fairy Tale Fail

Live-action Cinderella update feels tragically dated and irrelevant

By Alex Bentley

Everyone knows the story of Cinderella. Adaptations of the European folk tale number into the hundreds — if not thousands — which means that any new iteration must distinguish itself from those ...


Weekend Event Planner

St. Patrick's Day Parade and Miranda Lambert top best weekend events in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

It's the weekend before St. Patrick's Day, so the annual parade along Greenville Avenue is an obvious choice. But the next four days are packed with other great ...


No More Easter in the Park

Demise of longtime Dallas Easter tradition hurts pooches the most

By Alex Bentley

UPDATE: The Pooch Parade portion of Easter in Lee Park will shift over to Deep Ellum Art Festival's annual Pet Parade on Sunday, April 5. Registration is at 11 ...


Arboretum Honors

Dallas family go-to destination wins accolade for wildlife friendliness

By Alex Bentley

There are plenty of humans who enjoy the natural splendor at the Dallas Arboretum, but it's the denizens of the animal kingdom that have garnered the botanical garden its ...


The Magic Window

Experts pinpoint the best time to put a house on the market in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

Most people could guess that spring is an optimal time to list a house. But real estate website Zillow delved into the numbers and narrowed it down even more. In ...


Sweet News

Dallas neighborhood ice cream maker gets sweet deal from Luscher's Red Hots

By Alex Bentley

A locally made ice cream that captured the taste buds of its Dallas neighborhood now has the attention of one red-hot restaurant in Deep Ellum. Lake Highlands Creamery, which had ...


Country Music Spectacular

ACM Awards Arlington charity fest lineup includes nearly every major country star

By Alex Bentley

The 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, taking place at AT&T Stadium on April 19, were always going to be a big deal, but now we know exactly ...


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