Erika Tepler

Delicious dishes: Where to eat in D.C.

Commencement weekend involves a whirlwind of activities that inevitably include at least one big family dinner and a few other lighter meals out on the town. Unfortunately, the most famous and expensive restaurants have all been booked up for Friday and Saturday night since December, but that won’t preclude a reservation-less family from enjoying a […]

WEB EXTRA: A day at Tribeca

Posted Thursday, May 17, 6:07 p.m. NEW YORK Though there is free popcorn on the corner of West and Chambers, at $18 dollars a movie and $2 for the subway, TRIBECA Film Festival can put a dent in your wallet. But for a city like New York – it’s a darn good deal. Unlike other […]

Movies, parties and business cards

Robert Redford, founder of the Sundance Film Festival, might claim that filmmakers, stars, journalists and Hollywood-types journey to Park City, Utah, each January to see movies. But in fact, many Sundancers stay the entire 10 days and see only a few. While The Hatchet did plow through 25 films in five days, to only report […]

“Once” explores music of new Dubliners

“Once” is a put-your-arm-around-your-girlfriend kind of movie. A modern-day musical, “Once” could best be described as a happenstance meeting between two lonely people who wind up making sweet music – literally. He’s a self-described “broken hearted hoover fixer sucker guy” – working in his father’s vacuum cleaner repair shop by day, playing his own music […]

The next big thing

Last year, “Little Miss Sunshine” rocked Sundance. Abigail Breslin, as young Olive, quickly became everyone’s adorable little sweetheart and the dynamo cast was lauded by almost every major publication. So this year at Sundance, the buzzing question was “What will be the next ‘Little Miss Sunshine?’” I had to apologize when I shoved my mini […]

WEB EXTRA: Sarah Silverman: Cancer can be funny

If you are homeless, handicapped, gay, black or Jewish, you are not safe from Sarah Silverman. In her new show, “The Sarah Silverman Show”, scheduled to air this evening on Comedy Central, no joke is too crass, no quip is too offensive, and no one leaves unscathed. But if you think that a child dying […]

Taj rises up for students

Still waiting to get high with Harold and Kumar again? Well, you’re going to have to wait a little longer. But this Friday, Kumar, a.k.a. Kal Penn, returns to his roots as Taj Mahal Badalandabad in “National Lampoon’s Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj.” Taj enters Camford University hoping to follow in his father’s footsteps […]

WEB EXTRA: Rise of Taj soundtrack

I haven’t seen the movie, but the soundtrack to The Rise of Taj made it onto my iPod. Though a lot of it consists of nasal whining into your ear about rejection, it is surprisingly entertaining and it will fit quick snugly into a college movie. “Get Steady” by Jonny Lives is the first track […]