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.
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My secret to conducting an orchestra: Flail my arms and close my eyes till it's over

I have strong opinions on modern music and am drawn to the stuff that will last. In that vein, I conducted “The Star-Spangled Banner” recently, and I cannot tell you what a thrill it was.

Long-term Lot C at LAX about to close, replaced by Lot E near Proud Bird

The new LAX lot means more long-term economy spaces. But shuttle times may increase. Parking on the will remain $12 a day on a first-come, first-served basis.