Alec Dent

Alec Dent is a former culture editor and staff writer for The Dispatch.

Alec Dent

‘White House Plumbers’ Needs to be Fixed

The first episode of the HBO miniseries is dreadful.

Why Are Businesses Fleeing Portland?

Examining claims that crime in Portland is to blame for recent business closures.

Welcome to Schmicago!

‘Schmigadoon!’ is back for a second season with the same cast and a new premise.

Falling Hemlines and Rising Inflation

Examining the accuracy of the ‘hemline index.’

A Broken Promise

‘The Covenant’ reminds us of how America has failed those who helped us most in Afghanistan.

Elon Musk’s CCP Pressure Points

Chinese government mouthpieces praise his Twitter policies just as he announces new business ventures in China.

A Breath of Fresh Air (Jordans)

‘Air’ entertains with the story of how Nike signed the GOAT.

All the Pieces Fall Into Place

A review of ‘Tetris.’

TikTok’s D.C. Influence Campaign

Under scrutiny from Congress, the social media company is leveraging close ties to American power brokers.

Are We Having Fun Yet?

The revival season of ‘Party Down’ is worth watching.