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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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Fantastic Fest 2014: Simon Barrett Brings The Guest

Scripter talks Faults, Halloween, and running out of bullets

Screens Daily, Sep. 27, 2014 8:00 AM

Fantastic Fest 2014: The Duke of Burgundy

The year's most genteel sex comedy reveals relationship truths

Screens Daily, Sep. 25, 2014 4:45 PM

Campaign Snapshots

City Council Districts 7 and 8

News Feature, Sep. 25, 2014

Everybody Was Gun Fu Fighting

Keanu Reeves and Adrianne Palicki on John Wick's ground-and-pound action

Screens Feature, Sep. 25, 2014

Fantastic Fest 2014: How It Felt

Artist Amy Everson on trauma and truth

Screens Daily, Sep. 24, 2014 12:15 PM

Fantastic Fest 2014: Kung Fu Elliot

Outsider art gets ugly in this strange Canadian documentary

Screens Daily, Sep. 24, 2014 9:00 AM

Fantastic Fest 2014: Joe Lynch Guns for Everly

Director of Salma Hayek action flick talks sealed-room rules

Screens Daily, Sep. 22, 2014 10:45 AM

Fantastic Fest: Redeemer

FF's favorite head cracker Marko Zaror returns as divine justice

Screens Daily, Sep. 21, 2014 12:01 PM

Fantastic Fest 2014: V/H/S Viral

Third time the charm for found footage anthology franchise?

Screens Daily, Sep. 20, 2014 9:35 AM

From Holyrood to South Austin

St. Ed's film students chronicle the Scottish independence vote

Screens Daily, Sep. 18, 2014 10:16 AM

The Other Prop. 1

State prop. gets overshadowed by electoral hot topics

News Feature, Sep. 18, 2014

How Do You Spell Trouble?

The Soska sisters on breaking the rules in the alphabet horror anthology ABCs of Death 2

Screens Feature, Sep. 18, 2014

The Hell of It

Mike Mignola on returning to Hellboy

Screens Feature, Sep. 18, 2014

TYC Allegations: Not Just Abbott

Davis attack ad taps history of blind eyes turned to rape cases

News Daily, Sep. 17, 2014 8:00 AM

Other Worlds Austin Has a Time Lapse

All sci-fi film fest announces centerpiece title

Screens Daily, Sep. 16, 2014 10:00 AM

Staring Into the Abyss With Mike Mignola

Before MondoCon, the comics legend talks Hellboy and shadows

Design Daily, Sep. 15, 2014 6:00 PM

Help the Hell Marys

Texas Rollergirls' champs suffer outrageous theft

Sports Daily, Sep. 14, 2014 8:00 AM

DVDanger: The Battery

Jeremy Gardner and Adam Cronheim swing for the fences

Screens Daily, Sep. 13, 2014 8:00 AM

One in a Crowd: Far Western

New documentary wants to bring Japanese Country and Western home

Screens Daily, Sep. 12, 2014 3:11 PM

Abbott Complains About Davis Book Tour

Dems slam complaint as "frivolous"

News Daily, Sep. 11, 2014 5:33 PM

AISD Hunts Chief and Trustees

Superintendent Search and Board Campaigns Continue

News Feature, Sep. 11, 2014

What's Next for American YouthWorks?

TEA's closing leaves at-risk students adrift

News Feature, Sep. 11, 2014

Fantastic Fest Gives Us the Horns

Daniel Radcliffe's latest heads up final wave of films

Screens Daily, Sep. 10, 2014 12:12 PM

DVDanger: Retro Redemption

Nerd out with The Stream, Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie

Screens Daily, Sep. 6, 2014 8:00 AM

Obscene Beauty

New series Sunday Bloody Cinema makes the weekend transgressive

Screens Daily, Sep. 5, 2014 3:10 PM

Wallace Hall Has a List

UT System regent claims conspiracy as grand jury imminent

News Daily, Sep. 4, 2014 3:01 PM

Abbott Waffles on Debating Davis

Guv. candidate can't decide if he's up for a debate

News Feature, Sep. 4, 2014

Texas School Funding

Still unconstitutional

News Feature, Sep. 4, 2014

Austin ISD Offering $300,000 for New Superintendent

Candidate profile sets desirable qualities, lacks specifics

News Daily, Sep. 3, 2014 2:30 PM

Showdown in the Rio Grande Valley

Abbott's demands means audience not welcome at debate with Davis

News Daily, Sep. 2, 2014 3:30 PM

One in a Crowd: Florence and Living Springs

Barton Springs web series, plus a last ask for UT project

Screens Daily, Aug. 31, 2014 10:48 AM

DVDanger: Identity Crisis

The Double, Filth, and Moebius melt minds

Screens Daily, Aug. 30, 2014 6:00 PM

Abbott Cancels TV Debate With Davis

Attorney general pulls a Perry, will no-show after RSVPing

News Daily, Aug. 29, 2014 12:20 PM

Court Rules Texas School Finance Unconstitutional

Dietz says current system fails students, must be rebuilt

News Daily, Aug. 28, 2014 3:30 PM

Perry: Welcome to the 'Lavatory'

Perry fights charges; has an "oops"

News Feature, Aug. 28, 2014

AISD Board: Place Six

Three run to replace Moya

News Feature, Aug. 28, 2014

Sidewalk Fail

What's the worst sidewalk in Austin?

News Feature, Aug. 28, 2014

The 803 Rolls Out

News Feature, Aug. 28, 2014

Housecore Horror: Satyricon Out, Napalm Death In

UK grinders replace black metal legends

Music Daily, Aug. 27, 2014 3:45 PM

Japanese Madness Overtakes Fantastic Fest

Miike, Sono, and Studio Ghibli all added to lineup

Screens Daily, Aug. 27, 2014 2:00 PM

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