Chris Erskine is a nationally known humor columnist and editor who retired from the Los Angeles Times in 2020. Previously he wrote for the Sports, Travel and Saturday sections and edited with 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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Here’s a selection of poignant and funny columns by the L.A. Times’ Chris Erskine.
Like a Cher farewell tour, my goodbye has gone on and on. But this is it. Time to say thanks to my readers, editors and, most of all, my family.
This has been the longest happy hour America has ever seen. So uncork your favorite beverage and use these prompts to mark the moment.
Despite COVID safeguards, it’s pretty much business as usual for Southern California marinas. Some rental services are impacted but the docks are open.
With its ranch-themed snack stands and prairie sunsets, the Van Buren Drive-In has been a SoCal tradition for 56 years. Beginning Friday, it joins the Mission Tiki Drive-In Theatre as two outdoor venues available for movie-goers.
The absolute best moments have always between you and me on the page, where I sometimes shared a quip, or poured my heart out, or teased my kids and my screwball pals.
They’re getting ready to toast and serve L.A. hikers again. And the drinks really are free
As you prepare to lace up the hiking boots again, be on the lookout for these lads in the bow ties and suspenders. More than hikers, they’re also bartenders.
I believed life’s little moments were worthy of a great newspaper, not because they were happening to me, but because they were happening to everyone.
The pandemic-related social media posts are crude. They are youthful. They mock the joys of family togetherness. Yet, they are a balm just when we need it most.
Hace calor. Las playas están cerradas. Aquí le mostramos cómo construir una en su patio trasero
Si estás deprimido por el cierre de las playas a consecuencia del coronavirus, construye una en tu propio patio trasero