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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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One-Man Tour de Force

Jake Gyllenhaal is at his creepy best in Nightcrawler

By Alex Bentley

With both of his parents, not to mention his sister, involved in filmmaking, Jake Gyllenhaal has every reason to live off his name and make easy, unremarkable movies. Instead, except ...


The Science of Eating

TEDxSMU speaker explains why burgers may be more dangerous for men than women

By Alex Bentley

It’s no secret that the United States has an obesity problem, which has been brought on by decades of high-fat, high-sugar diets. Dr. Deborah Clegg from Cedars-Sinai Diabetes & Obesity ...


A Hotel for Training Camp Fans?

Dallas Cowboys recruit Omni to build hotel at team's Frisco headquarters

By Alex Bentley

The under-construction Dallas Cowboys headquarters in Frisco just received a big upgrade, as the team has partnered with Omni to build a hotel at the site. The new Omni property ...


Weekend Event Planner

Untapped Festival and TEDxSMU top best weekend events in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

Halloween weekend in Dallas-Fort Worth is full of great spooky events, but there are plenty of other things to do if you're not in a costume mood. Among the ...


Singing for a Cause

Luke Wade and other Voice contestants band together for Kidd's Kids charity concert

By Alex Bentley

As we wait to see if Luke Wade will survive the Knockout Rounds of season seven of The Voice, he continues to perform locally, this time teaming up with a ...


Always a Classic

Driving Miss Daisy continues Dallas Theater Center's run of excellence

By Alex Bentley

Some theater productions require myriad bells and whistles to be successful, but some need only simple stage decorations and a few great actors to achieve greatness. Dallas Theater Center’s ...


More Awards for Dallas

Klyde Warren Park nabs prestigious Urban Land Institute award

By Alex Bentley

People have been oohing and ahhing over Klyde Warren Park since it opened in 2012, and now the attraction is earning national recognition: It was named the winner of Urban ...


Scary Good Times

Where to get your spook on this Halloween around Dallas-Fort Worth

By Alex Bentley

With Halloween falling on a Friday this year, parties of all types take place that night. But you have many opportunities to celebrate the season in the days leading up ...


Jazzed Up Oscar Contender

Gut-wrenching Whiplash is one 2014's best films

By Alex Bentley

Jazz is probably not high on many people’s lists when it comes to interesting topics for a movie, but in the hands of writer/director Damien Chazelle, it is ...


Michael Keaton Flying High

Weird and wild Birdman takes the high wire to movie greatness

By Alex Bentley

There are some films that defy classification, ones that don’t conform to any preconceived notion of what a film should be despite having much in common with their predecessors ...


Weekend Event Planner

Klyde Warren Park celebrations top best weekend events in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

There are some decently big names in Dallas-Fort Worth this weekend, but if you're in the mood for a real party, the place to be is Klyde Warren Park ...


Rock the Halls

KVIL's new holiday concert brings Train and Daughtry back to Dallas

By Alex Bentley

Several Dallas-area radio stations put on annual holiday-themed music festivals, and you can add another one to your list. On December 17, 103.7 KVIL will host the inaugural Not ...


Film Binge

Lone Star Film Festival 2014 releases full lineup with close-to-home opener

By Alex Bentley

The Lone Star Film Festival has announced the full lineup for its 2014 edition, and Virtuousity​, a documentary about the 14th Cliburn Competition, is the opener. Virtuosity, showing at Bass ...


A Ghoul Time For All

Texas parties for Halloween unlike any other state

By Alex Bentley

With Halloween falling on a Friday this year, many people will be looking to let loose at a great party. Luckily for Texans, several Lone Star cities rank among the ...


Yet Another War Movie

Fury suffers from war fatigue with same old movie tropes

By Alex Bentley

If someone is going to make a movie about World War II, he had better have a strong reason for doing so. Definitive movies about the Holocaust, military conquests and ...


Weekend Event Planner

Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull top best weekend events in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

Crazy though it may seem, the State Fair of Texas comes to a close this weekend, so this is your last chance to indulge in weird fried food and Midway ...


Get Your Rope Climb On

Hawaiian Falls branches out with new family-friendly adventure park near Fort Worth

By Alex Bentley

Hawaiian Falls has been in the water park business for more than 10 years, but in a bid to become more than a summertime entertainment destination, it will debut its ...


Luke Wade Confession

Fort Worth's Luke Wade on The Voice: 'I want to win America'

By Alex Bentley

Fort Worth singer Luke Wade took America by storm when he wowed the coaches on NBC’s The Voice with his rendition of Otis Redding’s “That’s How Strong ...


You Can Be Iron Man

Fair Park to get superhero makeover with The Marvel Experience

By Alex Bentley

Any movie fan knows that Marvel Comics is slowly but surely taking over the film industry, and come next January Marvel will continue its quest for world domination by making ...


Life in the Internet Age

Internet-obsessed Men, Women & Children will scare parents to death

By Alex Bentley

The Internet age can often be challenging and confusing, and although some films have touched on aspects of this, no mainstream film has made it the sole focus of the ...


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