Alec Dent

Alec Dent is the fact check editor and culture editor for The Dispatch. He is a graduate of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at UNC Chapel Hill.

Alec Dent

Is Texas ‘Completely Open’?

A viral tweet is largely accurate, though some municipalities and businesses have maintained mask mandates.

‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ Review

Marvel's latest show is a middling action piece, unsure of what it should be.

A Very Good Film About a Very Bad Man

Ken Burns' and Lynn Novick's new documentary 'Hemingway' avoids the trap of excusing the bad behavior of great men.

Can Americans Buy ‘Whatever You Want’ Without a Background Check at a Gun Show?

Background checks are not required if the sale is performed by a private seller, but they are required when purchasing a gun from a federally licensed dealer.

A Giant Disappointment

'Godzilla vs. Kong' delivers on the fight scenes but nothing else.

Is Nike Producing ‘Satan Shoes’ With Lil Nas X?

The shoes are real but Nike is not involved in the collaboration between the rapper and an art collective.

Did the University of Florida Suspend Conservative Student Groups?

The groups had an event that allegedly violated campus COVID-19 guidelines.

Fact Checking President Biden’s Claims on Immigration

He was correct in stating that the majority of people are being sent back, but incorrect to say so about the majority of families.

Sherlock Holmes gets the ‘Stranger Things’ treatment

Netflix's new Sherlock Holmes show 'The Irregulars' tries to be edgy but breaks too much from the Conan Doyle canon.