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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: 'Alexa' and our voice-driven machines, and a fond farewell to Joe Frank

What's up and what's down this week in pop culture includes a disappointing new track from Jack White, BBC America's Blu...

James Cameron reacts to Eliza Dushku allegations she was molested by 'True Lies' stunt coordinator

Eliza Dushku outlined a harrowing story of childhood sexual abuse by a Hollywood stunt coordinator while she was filming...

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