Chris Barton

Writer

Chris Barton writes about TV, music and pop culture for the Los Angeles Times. Since joining the newsroom in 2000 his roles have included time as senior web producer and deputy music editor. He serves 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.

Recent Articles

  • Yolanda Hadid is leaving the 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'

    Yolanda Hadid is leaving the 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'

    There’s one less cast member of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” today as Yolanda Hadid took to Instagram to announce her departure from the series. “I believe that every exit is a new entry, and with that in mind I say goodbye to my @Bravotv Family,” she wrote, citing a desire to “bring back...

  • NBC announces premiere dates for 'The Voice,' new fall series

    NBC announces premiere dates for 'The Voice,' new fall series

    The fall TV schedule came into clearer focus on Wednesday as NBC announced premiere dates for returning shows “The Voice” and “Superstore” along with newcomers to its programming slate. Durable singing competition “The Voice” will embark on its 11th season on Monday, Sept. 19, followed by two episodes...

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