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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

Kelvin Slush, Cocktails, Ren Fuller, Renata Fuller

Kelvin Slush Co. introduces frozen cocktail and slush mix

Brooklyn, New York-based Kelvin Slush Co. has launched its newest flavor, Frose, or "frozen rose." Made from organic peach and strawberry juices, Frose is the sixth in a series of flavors from the company that also includes citrus, pina colada, margarita, ginger and tea. Published July 4, 2017

(The Ivy Hotel)

The Ivy Baltimore provides world-class accommodation in the heart of Charm City

Opulence, thy name is Ivy. There is simply no place like Baltimore's Ivy Hotel, the luxurious -- and I do mean luxurious -- boutique hotel located in Charm City's historic Mt. Vernon neighborhood. But a short drive from Washington, the Ivy offers a pampering that is unmatched anywhere in the capital corridor region. Published July 3, 2017

(Ironstone Amphitheatre)

Mini-Mac: Buckingham and McVie trot out new duets and classic Fleetwood songs on current tour

Even 20 percent of Fleetwood Mac -- plus a backing section of some of the best session in the biz -- can bring in a solid evening of rock old and new. Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, touring behind their eponymous new duet album, are touring to support that album, which brought them to the Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia Friday evening. Published July 2, 2017

Muscovites go through the paces of daily life in a scene from "Moscow Never Sleeps."  (YouTube)

Life of Russian urbanites explored in Irish filmmaker's 'Moscow Never Sleeps'

Dublin native Johnny O'Reilly was so confident of his Russian language skills that no only did he move to Moscow, he started making films in the city's native language. Mr. O'Reilly's new work is the slice-of-life drama "Moscow Never Sleeps," a Robert Altman-esque multi-character and multi-storyline work portraying the intersecting narratives of contemporary Muscovites dealing with families, careers, romance and the various other challenges of daily life. Published June 28, 2017


Music doc 'Hired Gun' brings the backup instrumentalists forward -- Thursday night only

You know their riffs, even if you don't know their names. From Billy Joel's longtime drummer to a guitarist who has played with both Alice Cooper and Hilary Duff, the outstanding music doc "Hired Gun" from filmmaker Fran Strine shines a lot on a small -- one might even say incestuous -- roster of musicians who have backed up up the famous for decades, making a living, if not quite attaining stardom. Published June 27, 2017


Cheese Journeys announces East Coast tour in September near Philadelphia

Artisinal cheese tour operator Cheese Journeys has announced a tour specifically for cheese-loving tourists for Labor Day weekend near Philadelphia. For that tour, turophiles will have the opportunity to sample cheeses produced in the greater Philadelphia region and in neighboring Chester County. Published June 26, 2017

Evan Lambert.  (Facebook)

Lambert joins D.C.'s Fox 5

The District's Fox affiliate, WTTG, announced that Evan Lambert will be joining the Fox 5 broadcasting family effective July 10, where he will report for both the Fox 5 and Fox 5 Plus news broadcasts. Published June 26, 2017

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