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

Have You Heard About Cary and the Bishop’s Wife?

Giving an underappreciated Christmas film its due.

Fact Checking an Alleged Tweet by Right-Wing Pundit Matt Walsh

The tweet is a fake image.

Comedy Is on the Menu

‘The Menu’ proves a surprisingly funny dark comedy.

Has Iran Executed 15,000 Protesters?

The Iranian government has detained—but not killed—that number of its citizens in the past year.

A Lackluster Return to Wakanda

A review of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.’

Fact Checking Claims About Voting in Detroit

A claim by Donald Trump is misleading.

Fact Checking Claims About Voting Machines in Arizona

A problem with printing ballots was not a sign of election interference.

Fact Check: Did Tim Michels Say It’s ‘Not Unreasonable’ to Force Rape Victims to Give Birth?

Wisconsin’s GOP gubernatorial nominee said that in 2004.

Paying Tribute to Agatha Christie

‘See How They Run’ offers nothing new, but maintains the fun of the whodunit genre.