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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.
'Saturday Night Live' finds DeNiro's Robert Mueller in Eric Trump's closet

After a week full of revelations from the Robert Mueller investigation, it was probably no surprise that Robert De Niro got the call for this week’s Saturday Night Live, which was hosted by Jason Mamoa with the musical guest Mumford and Sons.

Overrated/Underrated: Hootie returns, and Netflix’s alternate view of Poland in ‘1983’

What's up and what's down in pop culture this week includes a new single from Andrew Bird, Hootie and the Blowfish reuniting and Netflix's '1983'

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