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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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WTF Is Funny

Why comic Marc Maron needs to get out of his own head once in a while

By Alex Bentley

Comedian Marc Maron has taken the long and slow train to success in show biz. Now 51, he’s the host of the wildly popular WTF with Marc Maron podcast ...


A Very French Relationship

Unconventional romance 5 to 7 gets easier to love as it goes along

By Alex Bentley

The relationship sensibilities of American and French cultures collide in the new film 5 to 7, in which nascent writer Brian Bloom (Anton Yelchin) finds himself drawn into an affair ...


Weekend Event Planner

Edgefest and USA Film Festival top best weekend events in Dallas-Fort Worth

By Alex Bentley

It's the last weekend in April, which means that there are more movies to see at another film festival. There are also two huge music festivals, shopping for a ...


Best of the USA Film Fest

6 must-see movies at Dallas' USA Film Festival 2015

By Alex Bentley

The 2015 USA Film Festival kicked off on Wednesday, April 22, but aside from a tribute to former Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson, the majority of the big movies take place during ...


Homestate Fail

New study exposes Texas as big fat failure at eco-friendliness

By Alex Bentley

Texas may lead the nation in categories such as job growth and affordable housing, but the state is downright pitiful when it comes to eco-friendliness. According to a new study ...


Pride and Joy

Dallas OKs memorial for native sons Stevie Ray Vaughan and brother Jimmie

By Alex Bentley

Blues musicians and brothers Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan have long made Dallas proud with their accomplishments, and the City of Dallas is set to honor them with a public ...


A.I. Twist

Ex Machina intrigues as intelligent exploration of man vs. machine

By Alex Bentley

The obsession with — or fear of — artificial intelligence in movies dates back at least to the 1960s, starting with HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Since then, A.I. has ...


Music Awards News

ACM Awards books some of our favorite Dallas Cowboys as celebrity presenters

By Alex Bentley

The list of celebrities presenting at the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, taking place on Sunday, April 19 at AT&T Stadium, has been revealed, and apropos of ...


Weekend Event Planner

ACM Awards mania tops best weekend events in Dallas-Fort Worth

By Alex Bentley

Similar to when the Super Bowl, the Final Four and the College Football Championship came to AT&T Stadium, the arrival of the Academy of Country Music Awards and the ...


Victory Park Renaissance

Victory Park is getting a movie theater courtesy of fancy new chain

By Alex Bentley

There may not be a movie theater in downtown Dallas proper, but the area will soon be surrounded by movie options: Victory Park is adding an eight-screen theater from Cin ...


Spend While You Listen

Dallas Music District Festival looks to be a go-to shopping destination

By Alex Bentley

We already knew that the outdoor Dallas Music District Festival had an enviable list of bands playing at its inaugural edition on May 16 and 17 along the Trinity River ...


Football Drama

Dallas Theater Center's Colossal comes up short of the goal line

By Alex Bentley

The different nature of Dallas Theater Center’s latest production, Colossal (running through May 3), starts the moment you step into the Wyly Theatre. The main space, Potter Rose Performance ...


This Week's Hot Headlines

Celebrity chef tour and shopaholic to-dos top 5 most popular stories this week

By Alex Bentley

Editor’s note: Another week has come and gone, and there’s a lot we all probably missed. But we’re looking out for you, kid. Here are the most ...


Participatory Art

Dallas museums provide one-time soapbox in solidarity for free speech

By Alex Bentley

The three Dallas Arts District museums are making the lunch hour count on Monday, April 13. The Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Museum of Art and Nasher Sculpture Center ...


DIFF Insight

Blythe Danner on I'll See You in My Dreams co-star: People are 'swooning'

By Alex Bentley

The ninth annual Dallas International Film Festival opens on April 9 with a screening of I'll See You in My Dreams, starring Blythe Danner, Martin Starr and Sam Elliott ...


Weekend Event Planner

Art and film take center stage for best weekend events in Dallas-Fort Worth

By Alex Bentley

In a fortuitous convergence for people who love big events, three huge festivals start their runs in Dallas-Fort Worth this weekend. One is full of local art and music, one ...


Land of Wealth

Dallas breeds multimillionaires: No. 4 in U.S. for super-rich

By Alex Bentley

If you've noticed a few more Teslas and Bentleys on the streets around Dallas in recent years, there's a good reason for that: According to a new study ...


Best of DIFF

14 must-see movies at Dallas International Film Festival 2015

By Alex Bentley

The Dallas International Film Festival is back once again to bring movie lovers 10 days of new feature films, documentaries, shorts and more. Running April 9-19 at Angelika Film Center ...


This Week's Hot Headlines

All the Dallas food news that's fit to consume and more popular stories this week

By Alex Bentley

Editor’s note: Another week has come and gone, and there’s a lot we all probably missed. But we’re looking out for you, kid. Here are the most ...


Observe Dallas

Behind the vision for the largest street photography exhibit in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

If you were walking around downtown Dallas in July and August 2014, you might have noticed museum-quality prints showing observers a picture of their exact location. Those photographs were part ...


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