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Richard Whittaker

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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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Lege Lines: Weak Oversight Rules, School Vouchers Pass Senate, and More...

Lege pushes weak oversight rules, school voucher bill sails through Senate, and more...

News Feature, Apr. 23, 2015

Bill of the Week: HB 2470

Lawmakers try to regulate ammonium nitrate storage

News Column, Apr. 23, 2015

Patrick's Advisers Call Pre-K "Godless"

Another sign of discord between Lite Guv and Abbott?

News Daily, Apr. 22, 2015 12:30 PM

Fenves to Be Next UT Austin President

Provost replaces Powers as regent wars still rage

News Daily, Apr. 20, 2015 11:00 AM

DVDanger: Four Films in Search of a Cult

Retro releases and martial arts aim for new crowds

Screens Daily, Apr. 18, 2015 9:00 AM

One in a Crowd: Strange Kids Club

Remember the 80s? Retro-toy obsessives need crowdfunding help

Screens Daily, Apr. 17, 2015 10:30 AM

Call Girl of Cthulhu Comes Knocking

Director Chris LaMartina on puns and Lovecraft

Screens Daily, Apr. 16, 2015 9:00 AM

Lege Lines

Lege makes an anti-city push, nixes a bill limiting police filming, the Senate passes its budget, and more...

News Feature, Apr. 16, 2015

Bill of the Week

Rep. Dutton proposes to cut taxes for sexually-oriented business

News Column, Apr. 16, 2015

The South Will Be Celebrated Again!

Historical revisionists urge Lege to protect the Confederacy

News Daily, Apr. 15, 2015 12:30 PM

Oh Me, Oh My, Oh iZombie

Writer Diane Ruggiero-Wright on the walking, talking undead

Screens Daily, Apr. 14, 2015 9:00 AM

A Triple Roller Derby Double Header

Roller Derby makes history at the Bob Bullock, plus upcoming bouts

Sports Daily, Apr. 11, 2015 2:20 PM

DVDanger: From the Dark

Star and director talk monsters, mud, and New Kids on the Block

Screens Daily, Apr. 11, 2015 9:00 AM

One in a Crowd: Bowbarian

2-D scrolling craziness needs crowdfunding support

Screens Daily, Apr. 10, 2015 4:10 PM

Revving With Cora Vette

Texas Burlesque Festival MC tells dirty jokes and career truths

Arts Daily, Apr. 10, 2015 12:55 PM

Can AISD Enable "Equity"?

School board makes another attempt to define and create equitable schools

News Feature, Apr. 9, 2015

Lege Lines: Guns vs. Business, Strange Bedfellows, and More

Lege walks the line between proliferating guns, protecting businesses

News Feature, Apr. 9, 2015

Bill of the Week

Will third time be a charm for statewide texting ban?

News Column, Apr. 9, 2015

Grimm Guignol

Ryan Gosling's directorial debut melds fantasy and realism

Screens Feature, Apr. 9, 2015

School Finance Plan Headed for Hearing

Aycock promises no losers as Senate obsesses on vouchers

News Daily, Apr. 8, 2015 3:30 PM

DVDanger: Here Be Monsters

Back in the home-release stack after SXSW

Screens Daily, Apr. 4, 2015 9:00 AM

One in a Crowd: Raymond Lewis: L.A. Legend

New basketball doc seeks crowdfunding

Screens Daily, Apr. 3, 2015 11:40 AM

Lege Lines

School finance debate heats up, HHSC consolidation on hold?, and more

News Feature, Apr. 2, 2015

Grand Jury: Fire UT Regent Hall

No charges over UT witch hunt, but a call for his removal

News Daily, Mar. 31, 2015 12:35 PM

Adam and Joe Open the Movie Crypt in Austin

Everly and Hatchet directors drop by the Alamo

Screens Daily, Mar. 31, 2015 9:30 AM

DVDanger: Digging Up the Marrow

Adam Green on the long and very personal path of his new feature

Screens Daily, Mar. 28, 2015 9:30 AM

One in a Crowd: "Hit"

Dark comedy with Rooster Teeth connections needs crowdfunding

Screens Daily, Mar. 27, 2015 9:00 AM

It Follows Goes Everywhere

Director David Robert Mitchell on finding horror in Detroit

Screens Daily, Mar. 26, 2015 4:40 PM

Lege Lines: Brewing Up Beer Bills, Biz Lobby Smacks Tax Cuts, and More

The Lege brews up beer bills, the biz lobby slams Patrick's tax cuts, and more

News Feature, Mar. 26, 2015

SXSW Live Shot: Sick of It All

NYHC celebrates a quarter-century of trailblazing

Music Daily, Mar. 22, 2015 11:25 AM

SXSW Live Shot: Japan Nite

Family reunion No. 20

Music Daily, Mar. 21, 2015 11:40 AM

SXSW Live Shot: K-Pop Night

Elysium’s annual Korean showcase turns typically sweatbox

Music Daily, Mar. 20, 2015 10:30 AM

SXSW Film Review: Animated Shorts

Hertzfeldt and Pixar triumph over smaller successes

SXSW Daily, Mar. 20, 2015 10:30 AM

SXSW Film Review: Midnight Shorts

Technical ecstasy adds to genuine late night shocks

SXSW Daily, Mar. 19, 2015 4:05 PM

SXSW Live Shot: Public Service Broadcasting

Think Man or Astro-man? and add a degree in astrophysics

Music Daily, Mar. 19, 2015 9:15 AM

SXSW Live Shot: Kate Tempest

UK poet and MC: As much William Blake as Chuck D

Music Daily, Mar. 18, 2015 10:30 AM

Lege Lines: Film Incentive Program Funding Uncertain, Anti-Choice Buffoonery, and More

Lege considers film incentive program funding and anti-choice antics take hold

News Feature, Mar. 18, 2015

Security of Things: Who Will Save Us?

Screens Feature, Mar. 18, 2015

SXSW Film Review: Pod

Family reunions meet gruesome conspiracy mayhem

SXSW Daily, Mar. 17, 2015 5:04 PM

SXSW Film Review: The Frontier

Retro-neo-noir blends all the pulp eras

SXSW Daily, Mar. 17, 2015 3:42 PM

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