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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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Baa Baa Shaun Sheep

Wallace & Gromit spinoff film proves talking can be overrated

By Alex Bentley

Of all the animated art forms, stop motion animation is by far the most labor intensive, so much so that it’s a wonder that anybody even attempts it in ...


Action Movie Greatness

Tom Cruise is in peak movie-star form in Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

By Alex Bentley

There is something to be said about movie star power in this day and age. Precious few actors have the ability to command the screen based on sheer will, as ...


Weekend Event Planner

Do-good art, Motown and celebrity podcasters top best weekend events in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

Music, as it often is, is the theme of the best events around Dallas-Fort Worth this weekend. You can get your fill courtesy of a jukebox musical, an annual indie ...


Gooooooooal!

New study shows Dallas ranks near top for best cities for soccer fans

By Alex Bentley

While Dallas has its legions of fans for football, baseball, basketball and hockey, it's another sport that's making a big impact locally, as a new WalletHub study shows ...


Another Boxing Failure

Even Jake Gyllenhaal can't make a winner out of Southpaw

By Alex Bentley

Aside from a couple of clunkers in 2010 – cough, Prince of Persia, cough, Love & Other Drugs – Jake Gyllenhaal has been on quite a roll since earning his first Oscar nomination ...


Weekend Event Planner

Fall Out Boy and Kid Rock headline the best weekend events in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

As July comes to a near close, there are a slew of fun and interesting events on tap in Dallas-Fort Worth. Among the offerings this weekend are concerts featuring both ...


Ranking It

Where is it great to be a first-time homebuyer? All over North Texas.

By Alex Bentley

As anyone looking for a house in Dallas-Fort Worth right now can tell you, the real estate market here is red hot. And according to a new study by WalletHub ...


Weekend Event Planner

Nicki Minaj and Imagine Dragons top the best weekend events in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

As we get into the dog days of summer, we find some outside-of-the-box events in Dallas-Fort Worth. In addition to the usual mix of concerts, theater and comedy, this weekend ...


Essential Music Documentary

Powerful Amy Winehouse documentary exposes ugly reality of celebrity

By Alex Bentley

The paradox of celebrities in the modern age is that even as they reveal more and more of themselves on Twitter, Instagram and the like, they can still be as ...


Cute Only Goes So Far

Minions are as cute as ever but quickly lose their charm in new movie

By Alex Bentley

The best part of the Despicable Me series has arguably been the minions, the little yellow henchman of the villain Gru who desperately want to help but always seem to ...


Outdoorsy Stuff

New study shows Dallas-Fort Worth is the pits when it comes to recreation

By Alex Bentley

The Dallas-Fort Worth area can claim a lot of great things, but when it comes to recreational activities, we're downright pitiful, at least according to a new WalletHub study ...


Weekend Event Planner

Anthony Bourdain headlines best weekend events in Dallas-Fort Worth

By Alex Bentley

There's a little bit of everything going on in Dallas-Fort Worth this weekend, making it a time to get out and about no matter what your personal preferences may ...


Comedy Showcase

Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari headline Oddball Comedy fest, and it's coming to Dallas

By Alex Bentley

Funny or Die's annual Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival has brought some big-name comedians to Dallas the past few years, and 2015 will even bigger with Amy Schumer and Aziz ...


CultureMap Q&A

David Gray on U.S. tour: 'I see it as a precious thing that I'm allowed to do'

By Alex Bentley

David Gray hit it big back in 2000 with the re-release of his album White Ladder and the hit “Babylon.” Since then, the indie British rocker has had a steady ...


Kravitz is Going Allen's Way

Dallas suburban venue scores another coup with Lenny Kravitz concert

By Alex Bentley

Allen Event Center, a relatively small venue in the Dallas suburb of Allen, has struck another blow toward establishing itself as a big concert venue by booking Lenny Kravitz for ...


Weekend Event Planner

Live music tops the list of best events around Dallas this weekend

By Alex Bentley

If you're looking for more than fireworks this Fourth of July weekend, you've come to the right place. Live music abounds around Dallas-Fort Worth, including two co-headlining concerts ...


The Terminator is Back

Terminator Genisys restores good name of Schwarzenegger and franchise

By Alex Bentley

The Terminator series makes no real sense, plotwise. The entire thing is built on the idea of John Connor, a military leader in the future, sending a soldier, Kyle Reese ...


Fireworks Aplenty

The official list of top 4th of July events around Dallas-Fort Worth

By Alex Bentley

It's the rare person who doesn't "ooh" and "ahh" at a great fireworks display, and, as always, the Dallas-Fort Worth area has no shortage of events from which ...


So Bad It's Laughable

Big Game proves bad action movie cliches never go out of style

By Alex Bentley

If we movie lovers are honest with ourselves, there are many times when our favorite memories involve films that are pretty dumb, especially when it comes to 1980s action movies ...


Poor Baby

The songs barely save cheesetastic and not-so-musical Dirty Dancing

By Alex Bentley

In the current theater culture, in which multiple films are adapted for the stage every year whether they deserve to be or not, there are bound to be a few ...


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