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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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Raise a Plastic Glass

Texas schools jump on bandwagon to allow beer sales at football games

By Alex Bentley

With college football season getting underway August 27, fans at SMU and UNT will have more to cheer for than just their favorite teams. Both universities will sell beer to ...

Local Music on the House

Patio Sessions return this fall with free downtown concerts at new time

By Alex Bentley

The AT&T Performing Arts Center has released the lineup for its fall 2014 Patio Sessions, and those musicians will play at a bit friendlier time for us working folks ...

Strange Love

Refreshingly original The One I Love takes romance to new dimension

By Alex Bentley

Movies about romantic relationships have tried all sorts of tricks to try and distinguish themselves from others in the overcrowded genre. The One I Love is the latest to try ...

Teen Love Conquers All

Great music saves If I Stay from potentially clichéd fate

By Alex Bentley

The 2014 summer season has already seen one highly anticipated film based on a sad-but-uplifting young adult book, The Fault in Our Stars. But there’s always room for another ...

Weekend Event Planner

Aerosmith and One Direction headline best weekend events in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

Based on the sheer number of events, this is a big weekend in Dallas-Fort Worth. But you'll have a quandary when it comes to your Friday night plans, as ...

8-8 Means Big Bucks

Dallas Cowboys rank No. 1 in at least one important area

By Alex Bentley

The Dallas Cowboys haven't had a winning record since 2009, and the team is likely headed in that direction for 2014. But that hasn't cost them a thing ...

Mysterious Rom-Com

Star and director remain playfully cryptic about mysterious The One I Love

By Alex Bentley

If you think all romantic comedies are the same, you'd be wise to check out The One I Love, which opens at Angelika Film Center Dallas on Friday, August ...

The Power of Theater

Dallas Theater Center surprises faraway fan with trip to see Les Miserables

By Alex Bentley

Dallas Theater Center's modern take on Les Miserables has garnered a lot of fans since it started back in June, including those who haven't even seen it. One ...

Holiday Fun Foretold

Arboretum's $1.6 million exhibit gives Dallas a new kind of holiday lights display

By Alex Bentley

Despite the calendar showing that it's still August, the Dallas Arboretum is getting us ready for the holiday season by revealing plans for a new exhibit called the 12 ...

Learning Is Fun

New Perot Museum exhibits amp up fun with James Cameron and Sherlock Holmes

By Alex Bentley

Up to this point, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science has tended to release info about upcoming attractions piecemeal. But the museum just couldn't contain its excitement about ...

Giver Doesn't Have the Goods

Moviegoers won't get much from The Giver despite intriguing premise

By Alex Bentley

For a certain group of people, The Giver’s being adapted into a film is a longtime dream come true. The 1993 Lois Lowry novel, which won the prestigious Newbery ...

Weekend Event Planner

Death Cab for Cutie and Nine Inch Nails headline best weekend events in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

Music is the main attraction at most big events in Dallas-Fort Worth this weekend. Fans of rap/hip hop, low-key pop and rock, heavy metal, and R&B/soul all ...

Texas Politics

New study finds most big cities in Texas lean liberal

By Alex Bentley

Thanks in large part to former President George W. Bush and the high profile of Gov. Rick Perry, Texas is generally viewed as overwhelmingly conservative. But a new study profiled ...

Movie Insights

The Giver's Brenton Thwaites dishes about Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges

By Alex Bentley

Film adaptations of young adult novels are all the rage nowadays, but one popular YA book — The Giver by Lois Lowry — had to wait more than 20 years to make ...

More State Fair Fun

State Fair's 'Texification' plans and more new features for 2014

By Alex Bentley

Every year the State Fair of Texas puts a unique spin on the proceedings, with a different theme and new attractions. For 2014, the most noticeable change is a renewed ...

Film Food for Thought

Undercooked Hundred-Foot Journey still makes a satisfying meal

By Alex Bentley

Adapting a book into a film can be a thankless job. Not only must you attempt to please fans of the book — who want every tiny detail put up on ...

Weekend Event Planner

Phantom of the Opera and Tim McGraw top best weekend events in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

Music, theater and musical theater dominate events in Dallas-Fort Worth this weekend. Highlights include the return of one of the most popular musicals of all time, a country superstar minus ...

For Film and Food Lovers

The 5 best Dallas-area theaters for dinner and a movie

By Alex Bentley

The idea of dinner and a movie has taken on a whole new flavor in recent years with the rise of dine-in movie theaters. Instead of going to a restaurant ...

An Enjoyable Trifle

Magic in the Moonlight charms with predictable Woody Allenisms

By Alex Bentley

Anybody who’s seen, say, at least five Woody Allen movies — a fraction of what he’s made during the last 40 or so years — knows that almost all of ...

Action in Space

Guardians of the Galaxy defies end-of-summer movie doldrums

By Alex Bentley

Up until this point, comic book movies have focused on characters that have either proven popular across the board or those with such a history that a movie about them ...

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