Chris Erskine

Chris Erskine is a nationally known humor columnist and editor for the Los Angeles Times. He writes for the Sports, Travel and Saturday sections and edits on the paper’s Features staff. As an editor, he has been a part of two Pulitzer Prize-winning teams at The Times (for his graphics work on the Northridge quake and the North Hollywood bank robbery). He is best known to readers for his weekly humor pieces on life in suburban Los Angeles. His latest book, “Daditude,” released in 2018, is a collection of his favorite Times columns on fatherhood. He has written two other books, “Man of the House” and “Surviving Suburbia,” which reached the Los Angeles Times bestseller list. The Chicago native has also worked for papers in New Orleans and Miami.
  • The Middle Ages
There's a bustle to November, a different texture. Here's to harvests, homecomings and food comas

November is the month by which I judge all others. It is both ebullient and wistful. As the college kids return, just remember: "A great meal warms you like a hug."

  • Commentary
When no one knows what’s going to happen next, that’s when I love awards shows

I like Goldie Hawn’s giggle, and Warren Beatty’s twinkly squint. I like when Travolta’s mind goes a little haywire, or someone rides a real horse right onstage.