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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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Diamond in Dallas

Neil Diamond says hello again to Dallas during upcoming concert tour

By Alex Bentley

It's been six long years, but music icon Neil Diamond is finally going out on tour again in 2015, including a stop at American Airlines Center on May 28 ...


Art & Commerce

Nasher celebrates the holidays with artful NorthPark Center pop-up shop

By Alex Bentley

To capitalize on the crush of shoppers that will pack NorthPark Center this upcoming holiday season, Nasher Sculpture Center will open a pop-up location of its Nasher Store at the ...


George Strait's Biggest Fan

Dallas fan's photo immortalized on George Strait's live album cover

By Alex Bentley

Any fan of George Strait was probably just happy to be at AT&T Stadium for his final tour date ever back on June 7. But Dallas native D. Foster ...


Action Hero Time

Denzel Washington can't rescue The Equalizer from cheesy thriller fate

By Alex Bentley

Denzel Washington has taken a long and winding road to becoming an action star. He nearly started out as a perennial Oscar contender in the 1980s, and it wasn’t ...


Comic Geek Heaven

Dallas Comic Con responds to demand and expands Fan Days

By Alex Bentley

Dallas Comic Con puts on multiple big events every year, and its next one — Fan Days at Irving Convention Center — has now been stretched out to three days, October 17-19 ...


Weekend Event Planner

State Fair of Texas opening weekend tops best events in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

Our long wait is over: The State Fair of Texas is upon us. For the next four weekends, it will be the biggest thing in town, but that doesn't ...


Good Living

Dallas suburb deemed best place to live in America

By Alex Bentley

Fort Worth may have a great downtown and Dallas may have the best skyline in the world, but McKinney has been named the best place to live in America, at ...


Local Singer Made Good

Fort Worth's Luke Wade wows coaches and nation on NBC's The Voice

By Alex Bentley

Luke Wade and his band, No Civilians, have slowly but surely been making a name for themselves in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. But with Wade's widely praised audition on ...


Campy Delight

DTC's raucous Rocky Horror Show shakes Wyly Theatre to its sexy core

By Alex Bentley

The minute you walk into Wyly Theatre for Dallas Theater Center’s 2014-2015 season opener, you’ll likely notice a different vibe. Most obviously, various audience members of both genders ...


In-Your-Face Movies

Dallas-area theater introduces rare immersive movie experience

By Alex Bentley

Movie theaters need to pull out all the stops to draw people in nowadays, and one local theater is now experimenting with what could be the next evolution: Barco Escape ...


Family Quirks

This Is Where I Leave You charms despite overabundance of plots

By Alex Bentley

Since his career revival as the lead in the TV show Arrested Development, Jason Bateman has played many roles that have traded upon his essential goodness. While others commit crimes ...


Movie Escapism

The Maze Runner refreshes dystopia genre with suspenseful story

By Alex Bentley

Here’s the problem with the rise in popularity of turning young adult books into films: They all start running together. With all of the main characters either living in ...


Horrific Transformation

Tusk proves Kevin Smith's talents lie in comedy, not horror

By Alex Bentley

A good horror comedy has to strike the right balance between two seemingly disparate genres. It needs enough horror to please aficionados, but it also requires the right amount of ...


Rangers Shocker

Ron Washington on Rangers resignation: 'I was not true to my wife'

By Alex Bentley

Former Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington broke his silence on the reason behind his sudden resignation on September 5, indicating that he had an affair and that he needed to ...


Film Goodness

Benedict Cumberbatch movie leads Lone Star Film Festival 2014 lineup

By Alex Bentley

The Lone Star Film Festival has released the first eight films for its 2014 edition, taking place November 6-9, with movies featuring actor Benedict Cumberbatch and director Mike Leigh leading ...


Weekend Event Planner

Funny or Die's Oddball Comedy Festival tops best weekend events in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

With one week to go before the State Fair of Texas starts, there are lots of interesting event options around Dallas-Fort Worth. That includes a bevy of high-profile comedians, theater ...


Film Dystopia Done Right

Maze Runner stars explain why this movie is no Hunger Games lite

By Alex Bentley

If you didn't know any better, you might dismiss The Maze Runner as yet another book-to-film adaptation set in a future dystopian world. But that would be a mistake ...


Get Your Voice Ready

American Idol joins State Fair of Texas fun with auditions for new season

By Alex Bentley

Concerts on the Chevy Main Stage and other performances won't be the only music happening at the State Fair of Texas this year, as American Idol will hold auditions ...


More Movie Choices

New dine-in theater concept picks Dallas-Fort Worth for expansion

By Alex Bentley

Cinemagoers in the outer 'burbs are about to get a taste of what many of us already enjoy: dine-in movie theaters. Austin-based Moviehouse & Eatery is set to open a location ...


Predictable Yet Pleasurable Movie

Frontera's first-rate acting makes up for predictable storyline

By Alex Bentley

There are few new ideas in filmmaking these days, so a movie is often judged not by its originality but by how well it executes a familiar story. That’s ...


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