TV Critic Aaron Barnhart Exits KC Star

The longtime TV critic and reporter is leaving  the paper and plans to work on long-form writing, both essays and books in addition to blogging. He was at the Star for more than 15 years.

COMMENTARY BY AARON BARNHART

TV In 2011: Overexposure And OverSharing

The mediasphere grew ever denser and noisier this year — a din that only increased as people strove to break through it with deeds that were outrageous, audacious or just plain dumb. From the Arab Spring to Charlie Sheen to GOP debates, the spotlight fueled the frenzy.