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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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Scary Good Times

Where to get your spook on this Halloween around Dallas-Fort Worth

By Alex Bentley

With Halloween falling on a Friday this year, parties of all types take place that night. But you have many opportunities to celebrate the season in the days leading up ...


Jazzed Up Oscar Contender

Gut-wrenching Whiplash is one 2014's best films

By Alex Bentley

Jazz is probably not high on many people’s lists when it comes to interesting topics for a movie, but in the hands of writer/director Damien Chazelle, it is ...


Michael Keaton Flying High

Weird and wild Birdman takes the high wire to movie greatness

By Alex Bentley

There are some films that defy classification, ones that don’t conform to any preconceived notion of what a film should be despite having much in common with their predecessors ...


Weekend Event Planner

Klyde Warren Park celebrations top best weekend events in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

There are some decently big names in Dallas-Fort Worth this weekend, but if you're in the mood for a real party, the place to be is Klyde Warren Park ...


Rock the Halls

KVIL's new holiday concert brings Train and Daughtry back to Dallas

By Alex Bentley

Several Dallas-area radio stations put on annual holiday-themed music festivals, and you can add another one to your list. On December 17, 103.7 KVIL will host the inaugural Not ...


Film Binge

Lone Star Film Festival 2014 releases full lineup with close-to-home opener

By Alex Bentley

The Lone Star Film Festival has announced the full lineup for its 2014 edition, and Virtuousity​, a documentary about the 14th Cliburn Competition, is the opener. Virtuosity, showing at Bass ...


A Ghoul Time For All

Texas parties for Halloween unlike any other state

By Alex Bentley

With Halloween falling on a Friday this year, many people will be looking to let loose at a great party. Luckily for Texans, several Lone Star cities rank among the ...


Yet Another War Movie

Fury suffers from war fatigue with same old movie tropes

By Alex Bentley

If someone is going to make a movie about World War II, he had better have a strong reason for doing so. Definitive movies about the Holocaust, military conquests and ...


Weekend Event Planner

Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull top best weekend events in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

Crazy though it may seem, the State Fair of Texas comes to a close this weekend, so this is your last chance to indulge in weird fried food and Midway ...


Get Your Rope Climb On

Hawaiian Falls branches out with new family-friendly adventure park near Fort Worth

By Alex Bentley

Hawaiian Falls has been in the water park business for more than 10 years, but in a bid to become more than a summertime entertainment destination, it will debut its ...


Luke Wade Confession

Fort Worth's Luke Wade on The Voice: 'I want to win America'

By Alex Bentley

Fort Worth singer Luke Wade took America by storm when he wowed the coaches on NBC’s The Voice with his rendition of Otis Redding’s “That’s How Strong ...


You Can Be Iron Man

Fair Park to get superhero makeover with The Marvel Experience

By Alex Bentley

Any movie fan knows that Marvel Comics is slowly but surely taking over the film industry, and come next January Marvel will continue its quest for world domination by making ...


Life in the Internet Age

Internet-obsessed Men, Women & Children will scare parents to death

By Alex Bentley

The Internet age can often be challenging and confusing, and although some films have touched on aspects of this, no mainstream film has made it the sole focus of the ...


Weekend Event Planner

Sam Smith and Ringo Starr top best weekend events in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

It's another music-heavy weekend in Dallas-Fort Worth, with events featuring a couple of living legends, an homage to a recently-passed master, a newcomer who's taken the world by ...


Classical Education

Dallas Symphony scholars program affords young musicians unprecedented opportunity

By Alex Bentley

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has announced plans for a first-of-its-kind scholarship program that will allow students from all over the world to get a top-flight education while also learning from ...


Show Your Fandom

Dallas apparel innovator FanPrint hits big time with NFLPA deal

By Alex Bentley

With the NFL season now in full swing, a Dallas-based apparel company is in a unique position to outfit fans with one-of-a-kind pieces while also providing some much-needed assistance to ...


Theater Swap

Second Thought Theatre brings on DTC's Alex Organ for new season

By Alex Bentley

Alex Organ has played many great roles for Dallas Theater Center, including his current part in The Rocky Horror Show, but starting in 2015 he'll be trying something new ...


David Fincher At His Finest

Sinister Gone Girl makes for a wicked good time

By Alex Bentley

The central mystery in Gone Girl, the new film based on the best-seller written by Gillian Flynn, is one that fits right in with today’s media-saturated culture. Nick Dunne ...


Weekend Event Planner

Katy Perry and Lecrae headline the best weekend events in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

The State Fair of Texas is in full swing, but there are many other great events going on in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. This weekend, that includes concerts by big ...


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 ...


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