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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

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


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

(The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.)

Westend Bistro at Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. offers Friday rose flights

With the warm season upon us, perhaps it's little wonder that The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. is opening up the doors -- literally -- of its Westend Bistro. The power spot in Northwest is welcoming afterwork crowds to experience its Rose Garden, which extends outwards from the Westend Bistro's bar on the ground floor of the prestigious hotel. Published June 1, 2017

Demetri Martin, right, and Rachael Beame arrive at the LA Special Screening of "Dean" at the ArcLight Hollywood on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

'Dean' writer/director on transforming grief into comedy

Filmmaker Demetri Martin decided to turn his grief into art. The 44-year-old writer and stand-up comedian's father died when Mr. Martin was just 20, and for years he fought through his emotions, trying to come to terms with the loss. Finally, he was able to channel his angst into a screenplay, which he wrote and directed, called "Dean." Published June 1, 2017

Brian Cox as the prime minister in a scene from "Churchill."  (Cohen Media Group)

Becoming Winston: 'Churchill' star Cox on inhabiting the prime minister on eve of D-Day

On Friday, cinemagoers can see Brian Cox as the titular "Churchill," in which he portrays the U.K. leader in the crucial hours leading up to the D-Day invasion to loosen the Nazis' grip on Europe. "Churchill the performer, Churchill the great raconteur, Churchill the great speechmaker -- these are all personality constructs. They're not necessarily who Churchill is," Mr. Cox said. Published May 29, 2017

Alicia Silverstone (left) on the set of "Clueless" with writer/director Amy Heckerling.  (Flavorwire)

'Clueless' director Amy Heckerling attends screening at Jewish Film Festival in DC

"Clueless" director Amy Heckerling appeared at the Washington Jewish Film Festival for a screening of her 1995 teen romantic comedy starring Alicia Silverstone. Ms. Heckerling, who also directed "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and "Look Who's Talking," came up with the idea for "Clueless" after reading the Jane Austin novel "Emma," about a matchmaker unable to find love in her own life. Published May 27, 2017

12.05 Distillery in Indianapolis makes craft spirits, some with Indiana corn.  (Eric Althoff/The Washington Times)

Indy afternoon: One day among the treasures of Indianapolis

At the center of the Indiana heartland lies Indianapolis, its capital and largest city. What if you have only a single afternoon in the "Circle City"? In such a case, I recommend visiting a former president's residence, a famous racetrack and a craft distiller to get just a little bit of the taste of what has made Indy the center of the Hoosier State's thriving adventurousness. Published May 25, 2017

This May 18, 2017 photo shows Siesta Beach on Siesta Key in Sarasota, Fla. Siesta Beach is No. 1 on the list of best beaches for the summer of 2017 compiled by Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach, a professor at Florida International University. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Siesta Beach in Florida named best in the U.S.

Dr. Stephen Leatherman, aka "Dr. Beach," has named Sarasota County, Florida's Siesta Beach the top oceanfront location in his annual ranking of America's best beaches. Published May 25, 2017


Devils Backbone names new beers in philanthropy series

Craft brewer Devils Backbone, based in Roseland, Virginia, announced their Heartland Initiative and Heartland Series, a new program the brewer is fostering in order to support philanthropy, partnerships and sustainability efforts. Published May 23, 2017