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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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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 ...


Weekend Event Planner

Rocky Horror Show and Aziz Ansari top best weekend events in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

As we reach mid-September — already?! — we find a good mixture between indoor and outdoor events, including one that can be experienced both inside and out. With temperatures expected to be ...


City With A View

Dallas trumps world for title of best skyline

By Alex Bentley

According to a new poll, the iconic skylines of New York, London and Tokyo have nothing on Dallas. USA Today readers recently rated downtown Dallas as the Best International Skyline ...


Cowtown Coup

Downtown Fort Worth racks up another award for urban excellence

By Alex Bentley

Downtown Fort Worth has long been considered an exemplar of great urban living, and last year's addition of Sundance Square Plaza has bolstered its case: The Washington, D.C ...


Rangers Shocker

Manager Ron Washington resigns unexpectedly from Texas Rangers

By Alex Bentley

Ron Washington has abruptly resigned as manager of the Texas Rangers, putting a stunning capper on what has been one of the worst seasons in Rangers history. Although the Rangers ...


Zom-Com Done Wrong

Zombie flick Life After Beth should have stayed buried

By Alex Bentley

Despite the glut of zombie-related entertainment these days, a clever twist on dealing with the undead is always welcome, such as 2013’s Warm Bodies. Unfortunately, the only thing interesting ...


State Fair on the Cheap

How to get every discount imaginable for State Fair of Texas 2014

By Alex Bentley

The 2014 State Fair of Texas starts its 24-day run at Fair Park on Friday, September 26. Smart fairgoers are on the hunt for any discounts or deals they can ...


Weekend Event Planner

Meyerson 25th anniversary and Aretha Franklin top best weekend events in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

September is when things start heating up again in the Dallas Arts District, so it's only natural that's the focus of this week's roundup. Five of the ...


Big Get for Oak Cliff

Edie Brickell & New Bohemians lead the way at 2014 North Oak Cliff Music Festival

By Alex Bentley

The 2014 North Oak Cliff Music Festival already was shaping up to be a big deal, but now organizers have really made it a must-attend with the addition of Edie ...


Film as Art

Artist-director Julian Schnabel returns to Texas for Lone Star film honor

By Alex Bentley

The Lone Star Film Festival has yet to announce the full lineup for its eighth annual edition in November, but already it has one big get: Julian Schnabel will be ...


Triumphant Return

Michael Urie comes home to play Barbra Streisand in buzzy Buyer & Cellar

By Alex Bentley

A theater homecoming of sorts happens this week when Michael Urie returns to Dallas for an off-Broadway show. The Plano native, who starred in ABC’s Ugly Betty, is the ...


Spectacular Samurai

Crow Collection of Asian Art undergoes facelift to show off impressive new acquisition

By Alex Bentley

The Crow Collection of Asian Art in downtown Dallas is about to reopen its ground-floor galleries, which had some work done to properly showcase a spectacular new acquisition that serves ...


Discordant Movie

Frank's strange, meandering storyline tests audience's patience

By Alex Bentley

There are “normal” mainstream films. There are strange, artsy films. And then there is Frank, a film that lies somewhere in between — though where exactly that is will depend on ...


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