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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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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

The Wonderful World of Frank Oz

It’s time to meet the folks behind Muppet Guys Talking

Screens Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

Putting the Pedal to the Metal

Edgar Wright cranks up the jams for his new film Baby Driver

Screens Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

The Honor Farm Gets Psychedelic

Karen Skloss’ prom nightmare

Screens Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

Facial Recognition Software and You

Yes, the future of Black Mirror is here

Screens Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

Alternate Reality Gaming Gets Scary

Darren Lynn Bousman's immersive horror project the Tension Experience

Screens Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

Cinema With a Conscience

Mobile Loaves & Fishes team up with the Alamo Drafthouse

Screens Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

Coming Attractions

The latest on Blue Starlite's big move, Drafthouse Mueller's opening day, and AFS Cinema's work in progress

Screens Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

Joe Biden at SXSW

Former vice president to discuss new cancer initiative

SXSW Daily, Mar. 6, 2017 11:00 AM

2017 SXSWedu Preview

Scrubbing education's one-size-fits-all model

News Feature, Mar. 2, 2017

How to Treat Trans Students

Kentucky high school does the right thing with its bathroom policy

News Feature, Mar. 2, 2017

Making College a Lesson in Diversity

Blending race at Boston University and beyond

News Feature, Mar. 2, 2017

Paraguayan Youth Band Turns Trash Into Treasure

From the trash heap to the concert hall with Landfill Harmonic

News Feature, Mar. 2, 2017

Improv Comedy’s Full Spectrum

Treating social anxiety one laugh at a time

News Feature, Mar. 2, 2017

Lege Lines: Deliberately Discriminatory

Voter ID's future in Texas, without the DoJ

News Feature, Mar. 2, 2017

The Texas Film Awards Celebrate the Maverick Spirit

Shirley MacLaine, Jeff Nichols, and others to be honored

Screens Feature, Mar. 2, 2017

AISD: Education for All Residents

The school system supports its students, no matter their immigration status

News Feature, Feb. 23, 2017

Protest Votes Under Scrutiny

Over 16,400 Texans signed an affidavit in order to vote

News Feature, Feb. 23, 2017

Bill of the Week: Planes, High-Speed Trains or Automobiles

Let the lobbyist death match begin

News Feature, Feb. 23, 2017

Send a Card for Girlfriend's Day

Director talks Bob Odenkirk's Netflix crime comedy

Screens Daily, Feb. 21, 2017 3:30 PM

Sandy Carson Was There

Fund a unique photo op of ATX’s live music capital

Music Daily, Feb. 17, 2017 11:30 AM

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