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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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More Plaudits for the Nasher

Nasher Sculpture Center nabs national awards for Xchange program publicity

By Alex Bentley

The Nasher Sculpture Center received a lot of media attention for its high-profile Nasher Xchange public art program, and now that publicity work is getting plaudits of its own, as ...

Foodie Paradise

Cultivate Festival entices foodies with star chefs at Dallas-area debut

By Alex Bentley

Multiple festivals use music and beer as twin selling points to lure attendees, but the upcoming Cultivate Food, Ideas & Music Festival, taking place October 18 at Lake Carolyn in Irving ...

Turn Off Your Brain

Lucy makes being smart look awfully dumb

By Alex Bentley

Most movies require that viewers suspend their disbelief at least a little in order to properly enjoy the stories they have to tell. However, the latest from writer/director Luc ...

Weekend Event Planner

CultureMap Social and Cirque du Soleil top best weekend events in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

The last weekend in July in Dallas-Fort Worth will be heavy on theatrics, whether it's the opening of several actual theater productions or the arrival of a Cirque du ...

25 Years and Counting

DSO kicks off Meyerson's 25th anniversary with music-filled week of mostly free events

By Alex Bentley

The Meyerson Symphony Center, home to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, turns 25 in September. To get the yearlong, silver anniversary party started, the DSO will host a week full of ...

Pop Music Heaven

New Dallas music festival Poptopia ropes in headliners Phillip Phillips and A Great Big World

By Alex Bentley

Dallas top 40 radio station 103.7 KVIL is getting into the concert festival business, putting on the first-ever Poptopia at South Side Ballroom on September 24, featuring such acts ...

Kickstarter Film Fail

Wish I Was Here will make you wish you weren't

By Alex Bentley

Zach Braff touched a lot of hearts, including mine, with his self-assured directorial debut, 2004’s Garden State. So much so that thousands of people dug into their own pockets ...

Filmmaking Milestone

Richard Linklater pulls off gutsy experiment with Boyhood

By Alex Bentley

There have been some audacious experiments in the history of cinema, but none quite like Richard Linklater’s latest, Boyhood. For 12 years, Linklater has been making a movie about ...

Weekend Event Planner

Lady Gaga and Dancing with the Stars top best weekend events in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

After last week's concert extravaganza, things are little bit more low-key this weekend in Dallas-Fort Worth. But there's one more big-time show to enjoy, as well as a ...

Call for Animal-Loving Artists

City seeks companion for iconic Dallas Zoo giraffe sculpture

By Alex Bentley

Dallas is getting a little wild with its next public art project. The city is currently looking for artists to help make a piece to complement the Dallas Zoo's ...

Sports Tributes

State Fair of Texas shines light on local sports stars in new exhibit

By Alex Bentley

We love our sports here in Texas, so it's only natural that the 2014 State Fair of Texas would get in on the action with a new exhibit titled ...

Seeing Is Not Believing

Coherence takes lo-fi approach to sci-fi brilliance

By Alex Bentley

Most science fiction movies these days are as much about the special effects as they are the story. Some have the both of best worlds, but usually one is sacrificed ...

Intelligent Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes deserves summer blockbuster status

By Alex Bentley

In a time when most action movies seem to have no heart, soul or intelligence, leave it to the one that features talking apes as its central characters to show ...

Living Set Decorations

Dallas Theater Center seeks gender-bending extras for upcoming Rocky Horror Show

By Alex Bentley

Dallas Theater Center is hoping to have a campy good time with its upcoming 2014-2015 season opener, The Rocky Horror Show, and it's now looking for a select few ...

Beery Good Music

Sacramento rockers Cake headline 2014 Untapped music and beer festival

By Alex Bentley

The lineup for the 2014 Dallas edition of the Untapped Music & Beer festival is unveiled today, and you read it here first: The headliner is Sacramento rock band Cake. Supporting ...

Weekend Event Planner

Queen, Lionel Richie and KISS top a throwback weekend of Dallas events

By Alex Bentley

In a summer that's full of great concerts in Dallas-Fort Worth, this weekend manages to jam no fewer than six major shows in its four days. And there seems ...

Slugger in the Buff

ESPN Body Issue ensures you'll never look at Prince Fielder the same way again

By Alex Bentley

If it's the middle of summer, it must be time for ESPN The Magazine's annual Body Issue, a celebration of athletes' bodies and the vast potential of the ...

Classic With a Twist

Dallas Theater Center's Les Misérables wows with the old but distracts with the new

By Alex Bentley

Few theater productions are more iconic than Les Misérables. The musical, which premiered in London in 1985, is one of the longest running productions in theater history. For audiences ...

Alamo Heads Downtown

Alamo Drafthouse discloses new location near downtown Dallas

By Alex Bentley

Downtown Dallas is getting a new main attraction. On July 7, Alamo Drafthouse DFW confirmed it’s bringing a signature movie theater to the Cedars neighborhood. Alamo Drafthouse COO Bill ...

Dallas History On Demand

New app lets users explore downtown Dallas like never before

By Alex Bentley

The history of downtown Dallas is rich and unique, and a new app called Pegasus Urban Trails brings even more depth to its landscape for curious users. Named after the ...

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