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.
On Nevada's Electric Highway in a Tesla, a Wild West ethos versus a techie future

This Tesla road trip along Nevada's Electric Highway is a trip into the future. Yet, it’s also an escape into the past. Can such joys co-exist?

  • The Middle Ages
Come kick around cowboy country with me, while we still can

Here in Tonopah, Nev., an old mining camp, the morning looks as if it’s been filtered through a vase of roses. Isn't wanderlust the best lust?