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Eric Althoff

Eric Althoff

Eric Althoff is the entertainment, lifestyle and travel editor for The Washington Times. A native of New Jersey, Mr. Althoff studied at the University of Southern California, and he has worked in film, television and publishing in Los Angeles and New York. Prior to joining The Times in 2014, he wrote for Brides magazine, Black Belt, Pasadena Magazine, Set Decor, Hustler and elsewhere. He has spoken several times at the annual convention of the American Copy Editors Society.

To contact Mr. Althoff, send email to ealthoff@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Eric Althoff

This cover image released by Atlantic Records shows a self-titled album by Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie. (Atlantic Records via AP)

Fleetwood Mac's McVie discusses recording, touring with Buckingham as duet act

Since rejoining Fleetwood Mac in 2014 after a 16-year hiatus, Christine McVie has retaken up her lead vocals on "Little Lies," "Everywhere" and "Think About Me," thrilling fans who had long hoped the singer would return to the lineup of the English-American band. Accordingly, she began recording bits of compositions and sending them to Mac lead guitarist Lindsey Buckingham. Published June 22, 2017

Dominique Dawes at Belmont-Paul.  (National Park Foundation)

Olympic champ and capital-area native Dawes advocates for National Parks and discusses motherhood

Former Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland, but a few miles from some of the most important sites in America such as the White House, National Mall and the Capitol. But what the three-time Olympian never realized what exactly how many National Parks were located but a short drive from the Maryland suburb where she still lives. Published June 20, 2017

'Abacus' shows how financial collapse led to government targeting one small bank

To date, no one has gone to jail for the 2008 banking scandal, and the new documentary from Steve James "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail," shows the government's one attempt to do just that. Abacus, a small financial institution in New York's Chinatown, had on its books an unscrupulous lending officer, whose actions happened to catch the attention of Manhattan's district attorney at precisely the wrong time. Published June 19, 2017

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2016, file photo, musicians Robert Trujillo, left, James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica perform at the 2016 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park in New York. Metallica joined Jimmy Fallon and The Roots for a toy instrument rendition of its hit, "Enter Sandman," in a segment that aired on "The Tonight Show" on Nov. 16, 2016. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Not fading to black: Metallica WorldWired tour keeps rock alive during Dallas stop

Now a full month and change into the WorldWired Tour, Metallica took over the thankfully indoors stage at AT&T Stadium in Dallas Friday night, in which the quartet engaged in a nonstop, energy-heavy and unapologetically loud parade through their nearly four decades of rock, from 1983's "Kill Em All" right on up to cuts from "Hardwired." Published June 18, 2017

Fox 5's 'Final Five' first in evening news market

The District's Fox affiliate, WTTG, has scored the No. 1 local political show in the capital market with the debut of "The Final Five," which launched on June 5. The show beat out all local competition in the Washington, D.C., market as well as national shows like "The Rachel Maddow Show" on MSNBC. Published June 15, 2017

A 102-pound, female loggerhead sea turtle makes her way into the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday Sept. 16, 2015, after being rehabilitated at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's sea turtle facility in Galveston, Texas. The turtle was caught off the Galveston Fishing Pier earlier this summer.  (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Rum makers donate proceeds for World Sea Turtle Day

Friday is World Sea Turtle Day, which was founded as a way to raise awareness of and respect for the world's endangered sea turtles. To honor the special day -- and the creatures it aims to save -- the Sea Turtle Conservancy has teamed up with Naked Turtle Rum to benefit the world's endangered sea turtles. Published June 14, 2017

This image released by The Orchard shows Laura Prepon, left, and Sam Elliott in a scene from, "The Hero." (Beth Dubber/The Orchard via AP)

Two-hit wonder: Elliott on character who gets a second shot at fame in 'The Hero'

But it was that voice, those unmistakable deep timbres, and his own history of voiceover, that provided the launching pad for filmmaker Brett Haley to pen a script specifically for Sam Elliott. Directed and co-written by Mr. Haley, "The Hero," opening Friday in the District, sees Mr. Elliott as Lee Hayden, an aging actor and voiceover artist known primarily for one role decades ago, and whose career unexpectedly gets a boost late in his life. Published June 13, 2017

Director/writer/producer/actress Zoe Lister-Jones poses at the premiere of the film "Band Aid" at the Eccles Theatre during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)

Filmmaker Lister-Jones hired all-female crew for 'Band Aid,' but says gender disparity far from over

Filmmaker Zoe Lister-Jones knows how unusual it is to have an all-female crew -- but she held her ground, insisting that was how she wished to make her new film, "Band Aid." "A lot of people say, 'Is it an accident that you hired an all-female crew?' Sadly, it could never be an accident in the climate of the industry as it stands now," Ms. Lister-Jones told The Washington Times. Published June 12, 2017

Chef Cathal Armstrong.  (My Irish Table)

Chef Cathal Armstrong returns to judge Cooking Up Change

On Monday Chef Cathal Armstrong will be one of the judges of the annual Cooking Up Change event in the District, a healthy cooking competition that challenges teams of high school students from around the country to create menu items that are both healthy and tasty. Their entries must meet strict USDA nutritional guidelines -- and their budget cannot exceed $1 per meal. The winning teams' recipes will then also be served in their school cafeterias. Published June 11, 2017

Neil Diamond performs at the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Diamond is forever: At 76, the iconic singer's voice has not dimmed with age

Neil Diamond, now 76, brought his hits, his verve and his unconquerable joy to Baltimore's Royal Farms Arena Friday night, where the New Yorker took the thousands gathered -- from the fans who fell into Mr. Diamond's bracket of contemporaries to those barely young enough to recall what an LP was -- cheered and sang along as the crooner regaled the audience with a collection of his hits in honor of Mr. Diamond's 50 years in showbiz. Published June 11, 2017

Pat Monahan of Train.

Train keeps a-rolling: Vocalist Monahan on keeping his chords healthy

Incredibly, Pat Monahan, the unbelievably high-tenored vocalist of the band Train, claims he has never used a vocal coach. Except once. Train will perform Saturday at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia, sharing the bill with O.A.R. and Natasha Bedingfield. Published June 6, 2017

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Study finds millennial women are most concerned about reproductive care

A new study by theSkimm reveals that millennial women are worried about the future of their reproductive care. The media company created "Skimm Studies" in the run-up to the November elections to gauge the areas of concern for women age 22-35. The study was undertaken in collaboration with YouGov. Published June 5, 2017

Siren, located in The Darcy hotel in Northwest.  (Eater DC)

Siren, located at Darcy hotel in Northwest, offers seafood worthy of Austen's hero

On the ground floor of The Darcy is the latest restaurant venture from chef extraordinaire Robert Weidemaier, called Siren. The motif of Siren can't help but bring to mind a nautical motif, with seafaring touches and mermaid murals that evoke that legendary creature of Greek myth who lured hapless men to her island for a feast of her own. Published June 4, 2017