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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.
Overrated/Underrated: The unstoppable 'Carpool Karaoke,' and consider 'Hey There, Delilah' a warning

What's up and what's down in pop culture this week includes expanding James Corden's 'Carpool Karaoke,' a Plain White T's song becoming a series, and the arrival of Italian soccer on ESPN.

The Amy Poehler-produced 'I Feel Bad' looks at the challenges facing working women — including in the writers room

Produced by Amy Poehler, the new half-hour comedy "I Feel Bad" tries to take an honest look at a working woman's effort to "have it all."

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