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Alex Bentley

Alex Bentley

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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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Big Tex Savings

How to get every possible discount at the 2015 State Fair of Texas

By Alex Bentley

The 2015 State Fair of Texas starts its 24-day run at Fair Park on Friday, September 25. Smart fairgoers are on the hunt for any discounts or deals they can ...


Indie Star Showcase

Digging for Fire's story is no match for the wattage of its actors

By Alex Bentley

Writer/director Joe Swanberg is a filmmaking junkie, having made nearly 20 feature-length films since 2005. But it hasn’t been until the past few years, starting with 2013’s ...


Weekend Event Planner

Kelly Clarkson and Dierks Bentley headline best weekend events in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

It's not often you get the perfect mixture of local and national events around Dallas, but this is such a week. The variety of big-name stars appearing in the ...


CIA Meets THC

American Ultra wastes perfectly good stoner humor with extreme violence

By Alex Bentley

One of the more annoying movie trends has been slapping the word “American” on the front of titles. Just in recent years there has been American Sniper, American Hustle, and ...


Weekend Event Planner

Weird Al Yankovic and a giant waterslide top weekend events in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

Aside from a couple of fun local events, it's all music, all the time this weekend in Dallas-Fort Worth. In fact, you could park yourself solely at Gexa Energy ...


Influential Rappers

Straight Outta Compton electrifies in documenting the rise of N.W.A.

By Alex Bentley

The impact that the rap group N.W.A. — or, more specifically, its two most famous members, Ice Cube and Dr. Dre — has had on American pop culture is undeniable ...


Having Fun in Style

8 places around Dallas guaranteed to make you feel like a kid again

By Alex Bentley

No matter how old you are, no one likes being dragged down by the drudgery of grown-up responsibilities. The following places in and around Dallas specialize in helping adults recapture ...


Weekend Event Planner

Local events rule the roost around Dallas-Fort Worth this weekend

By Alex Bentley

It's a rare weekend when national touring acts don't overshadow local events in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but this is one such weekend. The absence of stars will ...


Comic Book Dud

Rebooted Fantastic Four can't get out of its own way

By Alex Bentley

Since audiences around the world have shown to have a seemingly never-ending appetite for comic book movies, studios feel free to serve up reboots time and again. The latest reincarnation ...


Weekend Event Planner

5 Seconds of Summer and Shania Twain top best weekend events in Dallas

By Alex Bentley

With the start of the school year just around the corner, many people are taking one last summer vacation, including, it seems, event organizers. New events are scarce this weekend ...


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 ...


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