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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.

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Articles by Eric Althoff

Joseph Harris of Maryland cooked on the Food Network's "All-Star Academy" under the guidance of chef Curtis Stone. (Food Network)

Maryland chef named America’s top home cook

Joseph Harris was prone to praying before hopping from the frying pan into the fire of "All-Star Academy," a Food Network show aiming to discover the best home cook in America. Published April 28, 2015

Sarah Hyland arrives at the BAFTA 2015 awards season tea party at The Four Seasons Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

'See You in Valhalla' film offers family comedy-drama

Amid the furor over "Furious 7" and "The Avengers," a lot of great films are being lost in the shuffle. One such offer now open in the District is "See You in Valhalla," starring Sarah Hyland ("Modern Family"). Published April 28, 2015

After a hitch in the Marine Corps in the 1960s, Scott Glenn tried his hand at acting for a little more a decade when the call came for "Apocalypse Now." (Associated Press)

Scott Glenn used Marine training to help save 'Apocalypse Now'

The challenges that bedeviled the production of Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now" are legendary, but what isn't widely known is how an up-and-coming actor in a minor role salvaged the film set and crew from a typhoon and, arguably, saved its director's life. Published April 26, 2015

Miss Sweeney of Austin, Texas, who blazed onto the country music scene in 2010 and by 2013 was nominated as one of the industry's rising female stars, performed a few songs for the veterans and their families, as children danced and sang along in the crowd. (Khalid Naji-Allah/Special to The Washington Times)

Country star Sunny Sweeney, Times salute Wounded Warrior caregivers

It's often called the "nerd prom," the one time of the year when Washington elite, Hollywood celebrities and powerbrokers from around the country descend on the nation's capital to break bread and make light of an often tense and divisive political atmosphere, when even sharp barbs at the leader of the free world are in bounds. Published April 26, 2015

From left: Richard Roeper, producer Jon Kilik, Chazz Palminteri and Leonard Maltin at Ebertfest 2015.

'Bronx Tale' characters were the real deal, as revealed at the Roger Ebert Film Festival

Roger Ebert loved movies so much that the longtime film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times returned to his hometown to found his own film festival as a way to champion films he believed were overlooked or in need of greater appreciation. For the 17th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival — better known as "Ebertfest" — the critic's widow, Chaz, introduced Robert De Niro's 1993 directorial debut, "A Bronx Tale." Published April 19, 2015