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Richard Whittaker

Staff Writer

TWITTER: @YorkshireTX

The Chronicle's token Englishman, and a graduate of the universities of York, Stirling, and Texas, Richard's multitude of beats include education, the legislature, and film news. He has also been covering roller derby since 2007, the longest run for any mainstream journalist.

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American Genre Film Archive Expands

Local film preservationists add Severin, Arrow, Vinegar Syndrome

Screens Daily, Jan. 18, 2017 12:30 PM

Dawnna Dukes Indicted

State rep faces 15 counts relating to abuse of office

News Daily, Jan. 18, 2017 11:30 AM

Another Failing Grade

When the school's grading system itself gets an "F"

News Feature, Jan. 12, 2017

Lege Lines: Off the Rails Already

Lege opens with sparring chambers, questions about Dukes' future

News Feature, Jan. 12, 2017

Vela to Waffling Dukes: Go Now

Updated: Dukes confirms she will be on the floor today

News Daily, Jan. 9, 2017 12:31 PM

DVDanger: Not Very Martial, Very Little Art

Restored karate flop Death Machines, plus Chan's Amnesia

Screens Daily, Jan. 7, 2017 10:00 AM

The Return of the Lege

State’s 85th Legislature already a battle of House and Senate

News Feature, Jan. 5, 2017

We Learned It by Watching Movies

A film primer for the best in wicked entertainment

Screens Feature, Jan. 5, 2017

Top 10 Festival Films You Haven't Seen Yet

Last year's unseen genre gems to add to your must-see list

Screens Daily, Jan. 1, 2017 8:00 AM

Top 10 Horror Films of 2016

Ghosts, ghouls, zombies, and ... turkey basters?

Screens Daily, Dec. 31, 2016 8:00 AM

DVDanger: Horror for the Holidays Part II

New chillers and shockers to get you through the season

Screens Daily, Dec. 30, 2016 8:00 PM

Top 10 Education Stories

Reading, writing, arithmetic ... well, that's three!

News Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Top 10 Election Stories

Vote your conscience

News Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Austin Says Farewell to Carrie Fisher

Goodbyes fit for a princess, senator, general, and writer

Screens Daily, Dec. 28, 2016 11:08 AM

DVDanger: I Am Not a Serial Killer

Director Billy O'Brien on adapting the story of a young monster

Screens Daily, Dec. 23, 2016 2:15 PM

AISD’s Transfer Freeze

Trustees approved the 2017-18 school year list at their Dec. 19 meeting

News Feature, Dec. 22, 2016

Local Podcaster Cleared in Spirit Halloween Store Incident

Round Rock PD rescinds criminal trespass warning against Moisés Chiullán

News Feature, Dec. 22, 2016

Street Sects

End Position

Music Review, Dec. 22, 2016

Blue Starlite Lights Up in Buda

Mini urban drive-in adding overnight camping at new location

Screens Daily, Dec. 20, 2016 1:30 PM

A Very Krampus Christmas

Seasonal scares at the House of Torment

Arts Daily, Dec. 16, 2016 1:20 PM

DVDanger: Horror for the Holidays, Part 1

Vintage re-releases for unseasonal scares

Screens Daily, Dec. 16, 2016 9:00 AM

Election Run-Off Results: Alter to City Council

Alter, Nitsch, and Hassan emerge victorious in Tuesday's run-off

News Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

Dukes Up Between Dawnna and AISD Board?

A longstanding vendetta between Dawnna Dukes and the AISD Board?

News Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

Gremlins Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


Screens Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

UnReal Estate: The Book

by Tim Doyle

Screens Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

RWBY Figures

Screens Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

How La La Land Went From Pipe Dream to Musical Fireworks

Producers on creating a city of stars

Screens Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

DVDanger: If There's a Hell Below

Director Nathan Williams on his post-Snowden thriller

Screens Daily, Dec. 10, 2016 1:30 PM

Mondo Gallery Turns the Channel to Nickelodeon

Plus exclusive first look at Avatar print

Screens Daily, Dec. 8, 2016 9:00 AM

AISD Board Considers Futures for Underused Facilities

The district’s property portfolio has become an increasingly pressing matter

News Feature, Dec. 8, 2016

Tabletop Games for the Holidays

Whether you're a neophyte or a gaming guru, we've got you covered

Screens Feature, Dec. 8, 2016

Other Worlds Austin Review: Be My Cat: A Film for Anne

Bizarre Romanian horror brings insane spark to found footage

Screens Daily, Dec. 7, 2016 4:45 PM

Other Worlds Austin Review: The Axe Murders of Villisca

Austin's Owen Egerton embraces the horror

Screens Daily, Dec. 7, 2016 9:00 AM

Other Worlds Austin Review: Hidden Reserves

Fahrenheit 451 meets Glengarry Glen Ross

Screens Daily, Dec. 4, 2016 2:30 PM

Other Worlds Austin Review: Ghost Rockets

In search of UFOs and meaning

Screens Daily, Dec. 4, 2016 1:45 PM

Short and Sweet With Other Worlds Austin

Three micro-stories at the SF film fest

Screens Daily, Dec. 3, 2016 1:00 PM

AISD: The More Things Change

Welcoming in the new class of AISD board members

News Feature, Dec. 1, 2016

Democratic House of Non-Representation

It's almost like the Democrats could have run any Joe Schmoe out there

News Feature, Dec. 1, 2016

How Returning Lightbulbs Turned Into a Run-In With Police

Chiullán said one officer told him this kind of situation is why Yelp reviews were invented

News Feature, Dec. 1, 2016

Other Worlds Austin Premieres Nathaniel Atcheson’s Domain

Social media meets the apocalypse

Screens Feature, Dec. 1, 2016

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