Alec Dent

Alec Dent is the culture editor and a staff writer for The Dispatch. He is a graduate of the Hussman School of Journalism and Media at UNC Chapel Hill, and previously oversaw The Dispatch's fact checking team.

Alec Dent

Quantumanic Episode

A review of ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.’

Meta’s VR Albatross

Mark Zuckerberg is burning billions of dollars on Meta’s virtual reality platform with no sign of payoff in sight.

‘Plane’ Is a Bumpy Ride

A review of the latest Gerard Butler thriller.

Artificial Intelligence Chatbots Are Here to Stay

ChatGPT has ushered in a new era for AI, though plenty of drawbacks remain.

The Tech Bubble Burst

Easy access to loans and high demand for products inflated the tech industry. Now it has lost both.

A Defense of Clichés

‘Casablanca’ at 80 reminds us of the beauty of the tried and true.

Who is ‘Velma’ For?

HBO Max’s new Scooby-Doo-less Scooby-Doo is a big swing and a miss.

America’s Primate Problem

A quiet crisis is worrying the medical industry: not enough monkeys for medical testing.

December at the Movies

Reviews of this month's biggest film releases.

Tomes for Christmas

The Dispatch staff's book recommendations for last minute Christmas presents.