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Chris Barton

Chris Barton writes about TV, music and pop culture for the Los Angeles Times. Since joining the newsroomin 2000 his roles have included time as senior web producer and deputy music editor. Heserves as The Times'jazz critic as well as the occasionally cranky voice behind the weekly column Overrated/Underrated. He was born in Boston, studied in the Bay Area and briefly dabbled in stand-up comedy before coming to his senses.
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What's up and what's down in pop culture this week includes a splintered Fleetwood Mac, "The Simpsons'' Apu problem, Nels Cline and Michael Palin

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