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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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Ben Wheatley Catches Free Fire

Director on making his U.S. action debut

Screens Daily, Apr. 21, 2017 8:00 AM

Court: Texas House Districts Unlawful, Unconstitutional

Panel of judges rules 2-1 against drawing of 2011 maps

News Daily, Apr. 20, 2017 5:30 PM

Hearing on Gerrymandering Set for April 27

A hearing on congressional redistricting is set for April 27

News Feature, Apr. 20, 2017

The Dystopia of Perfection in Teleios

Other Worlds Austin brings class systems to space travel

Screens Daily, Apr. 17, 2017 12:45 PM

Nacho Vigalondo on Colossal

Combining the mediocre and cosmic with the creature feature director

Screens Daily, Apr. 14, 2017 8:00 AM

Saldaña Quits AISD Board

Trustee cites workload for abrupt exit

News Feature, Apr. 13, 2017

Lege Lines: Don’t Blame the Death Worm

The Texas House wants to kill off "film incentives"

News Feature, Apr. 13, 2017

Bill of the Week: We the People

Rewriting the Constitution is as easy as 1, 2, 3

News Feature, Apr. 13, 2017

Court Rules: Texas Voter ID Still Racist

Second ruling finds GOP deliberately suppressed minority vote

News Daily, Apr. 11, 2017 12:00 PM

DVDanger: Officer Downe

Slipknot's Clown turns director, plus more home releases

Screens Daily, Apr. 9, 2017 9:30 PM

Saldaña Quits AISD Board

Trustee cites workload for abrupt exit

News Daily, Apr. 7, 2017 1:45 PM

Into The Void

Gruesome cosmic horror hits VOD today

Screens Daily, Apr. 7, 2017 8:00 AM

MondoCon Heads Downtown

Pop culture print gathering to occupy Statesman space

Screens Daily, Apr. 6, 2017 6:30 PM

Texas Burlesque Festival Does the Whole Shebang!

Bumpin' and grindin' into the Paramount for 10th anniversary

Arts Daily, Apr. 6, 2017 1:30 PM

Balancing the Books After Years of Neglecting Schools

The Texas Legislature wants to fix school finance, but how?

News Feature, Apr. 6, 2017

Late Meeting Leads to Big School Investment

Everyone should vote on $4.6 billion investments close to 3am, correct?

News Feature, Apr. 6, 2017

Ethan Embry Licks The Devil's Candy

Cheap Thrills star on his very heavy metal Austin horror

Screens Daily, Mar. 31, 2017 1:00 PM

AISD’s FABulous Facility Plan

The Facilities and Bond Planning Advisory Committee has a few recommendations to consider

News Feature, Mar. 30, 2017

Lege Lines – The Texas Legislature: Not Enron

Passing a state budget when one side’s “cooking the books”

News Feature, Mar. 30, 2017

DVDanger: House on Willow Street

Kidnapping meets possession, plus more home releases

Screens Daily, Mar. 25, 2017 7:00 AM

So What Is Trainspotting Anyway?

Choose life. Choose a sequel. Choose director Danny Boyle.

Screens Daily, Mar. 24, 2017 7:00 AM

ATX Television Festival Adds FX's Snowfall

Fest adds more premieres, plus network president panel

Screens Daily, Mar. 23, 2017 2:00 PM

State's Robin Hood System Becomes Daylight Robbery

AISD will send (gulp) how much money to the state?

News Feature, Mar. 23, 2017

Collier for Lite Guv? Not Quite Yet.

Dan Patrick may have a challenge

News Feature, Mar. 23, 2017

Freedom of All Religions in Frisco

Ken Paxton has taken issue with schoolchildren who want to pray

News Feature, Mar. 23, 2017

Heavy Horror Returns With Death By Festival

New one night special arrives with a one-night blast

Screens Daily, Mar. 20, 2017 4:15 PM

SXSW Film Review: 68 Kill

Amorality road-trip tale heists Midnighter Audience Award

SXSW Daily, Mar. 18, 2017 4:15 PM

SXSW Film Review: Prevenge

Maternity can be murder

SXSW Daily, Mar. 17, 2017 1:15 PM

Wrestling the Mic From Colt Cabana

Underground wrestler-turned-podcaster slams SXSW

SXSW Daily, Mar. 17, 2017 12:01 AM

Joe Lynch Unleashes Mayhem

Corporate horror/comedy is his most personal film to date

SXSW Daily, Mar. 16, 2017 1:40 PM

The 85th’s State Something

Taking stock at the Lege's midway point

News Feature, Mar. 16, 2017

The Texas Hammer: Public School Budget

Steal from the rich and give to the – well, not the kids

News Feature, Mar. 15, 2017

Bob Byington's Infinity Baby

Austin director has made a reputation for his low-key social comedies

Screens Feature, Mar. 15, 2017

SXSW Film Review: Tragedy Girls

Neo-Heathers cuts, but not so deep

SXSW Daily, Mar. 14, 2017 2:40 PM

SXSW Film Review: Most Beautiful Island

Poverty and immigration power this taut thriller

SXSW Daily, Mar. 14, 2017 2:15 PM

SXSW Film Review: Porto

Anton Yelchin's heartbreaking final performance

SXSW Daily, Mar. 13, 2017 11:40 AM

"It Began Without Warning" at SXSW

Body horror-tinged tale crawls into Midnight Shorts

SXSW Daily, Mar. 13, 2017 1:30 AM

SXSW Panel: Face Your Fears

First look at Annabelle 2 and It

SXSW Daily, Mar. 12, 2017 1:55 AM

Monstrous Masterpiece Pig at Midnight

Adam Mason on the brief return of his extreme horror at SXSW

SXSW Daily, Mar. 10, 2017 11:40 AM

Mike Collier vs. Dan Patrick?

The Texas Democratic Party's finance chair makes his bid for Lt. Gov.

News Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

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