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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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DVDanger: Spring

Benson and Moorhead on Drafthouse Film's genre bender

Screens Daily, Jun. 2, 2015 9:00 AM

One in a Crowd: King of the Roadies

Help crowdfund a film and support a backstage legend

Screens Daily, Jun. 1, 2015 9:00 AM

Texans Protest Film Incentive Cut petition demands special session to save program

News Daily, May. 29, 2015 7:35 PM

DVD Extra: Revenge Double Feature

Kurando Mitsutake on bringing Japanese action to the U.S.

Screens Daily, May. 29, 2015 9:00 AM

Lege Lines: Session Winners and Losers

As sine die nears, bills drop left and right

News Feature, May. 28, 2015

Bills of the Week: House Bill 1 and Senate Bill 1

Texas Lege looks to finalize budget deal

News Column, May. 28, 2015

Pastoral Nights & Pagan Rites

Two film series lie back and think of England

Screens Feature, May. 28, 2015

Other Worlds Austin Hears The Quiet Hour

Director Stéphanie Joalland on a very British apocalypse

Screens Daily, May. 27, 2015 2:45 PM

Campus Carry Passes, Abortion Insurance Ban Fails

Dems strike last minute deal after hours of chubbing

News Daily, May. 27, 2015 12:43 AM

DVDanger: Let Us Prey

Star, director on strong women, evil, and rape in film

Screens Daily, May. 26, 2015 3:46 PM

One in a Crowd: Satanic Panic

Book seeks crowdfunding, plus Short Term 12 returns

Screens Daily, May. 24, 2015 10:00 AM

H. R. Giger, the Dark Star

Full Q&A with documentarian Belinda Sallin

Screens Daily, May. 23, 2015 9:00 AM

How Much Will Texas Spend?

The Legislature's conference committee spending proposals

News Daily, May. 21, 2015 12:10 PM

Lege Lines: Billpocalypse!

Bills start dying as sine die draws near; schools get new A-F grading system; and more

News Feature, May. 21, 2015

Bill of the Week: House Bill 2474

Bill would require additional reporting of vaccine-preventable diseases

News Column, May. 21, 2015

H.R. Giger's Sublime Nightmares

Doc profiles the late surrealist artist

Screens Feature, May. 21, 2015

Housecore Horror Moves to San Antonio

Film and metal fest quits Austin after two years

Screens Daily, May. 20, 2015 1:40 PM

DVDanger: Things That Go Bump

Ghosts, nightmares, and flashlights in this horror roundup

Screens Daily, May. 16, 2015 10:00 AM

Republicans Swap Marriage Ban for Angry Letter

Political cover after failure of gay marriage bill

News Daily, May. 15, 2015 4:45 PM

One in a Crowd: The Prequels Strike Back

Before Disney's Star Wars, is it time to reappraise Jar Jar?

Screens Daily, May. 15, 2015 9:00 AM

School Finance Reform Dead

House Bill 1759 disappears, taking $800 million with it

News Daily, May. 14, 2015 11:00 PM

AISD Staff Shake-up

Under Cruz, AISD staff get a reorganization

News Feature, May. 14, 2015

Lege Lines: School Finance Math; Tax Plans Diverge; Veteran Benefits Restricted; and More

Is school finance dead this session?; House and Senate tax plans split; Lege restricts veterans' benefits; and more

News Feature, May. 14, 2015

Bill of the Week

Naishtat files bill to protect juvenile medical care

News Column, May. 14, 2015

Levitation Live Shot: Vaadat Charigim/Black Ryder/This Will Destroy You

Tent triptych – moody, jolting, maelstrom

Music Daily, May. 10, 2015 10:55 AM

Levitation Live Shot: Survive

ATX’s Tangerine Dream in a sea of mud and fetid mulch

Music Daily, May. 9, 2015 9:35 AM

DVDanger: Mad Max

Before we hit Fury Road, the original revs up

Screens Daily, May. 9, 2015 9:00 AM

Noir City Finds a Woman on the Run

How a film festival resurrected a lost thriller twice

Screens Daily, May. 8, 2015 1:00 PM

Bonus Bill of the Week: Mandatory Gun Shows

Undue haste to tie county hands and force them to cut rates

News Daily, May. 8, 2015 9:22 AM

One in a Crowd: Crowdfunding to Infinity and Beyond

Short film "Flown" and recipe book Dining With the Doctor: Regenerated

Screens Daily, May. 8, 2015 9:00 AM

Lege Lines

Jonathan Stickland annoys his colleagues

News Feature, May. 7, 2015

The Black Ryder

The Door Behind the Door

Music Feature, May. 7, 2015

Noir City Film Festival Returns

This year's Noir City Film Festival highlights a forgotten master

Screens Feature, May. 7, 2015

Jade Helm and Tinfoil Hats

Abbott, Cruz, Jade Helm, and the death of the sane GOP

News Daily, May. 5, 2015 7:30 AM

DVDanger: Ryan Reynolds, the Most Interesting Man in the World

How Van Wilder became Hollywood's most unpredictable talent

Screens Daily, May. 2, 2015 6:00 PM

One in a Crowd: Among the Dead

Local zombie horror needs brains ... make that crowdfunding

Screens Daily, May. 1, 2015 11:01 AM

The Education Session

The Lege takes another run at patching school finance

News Feature, Apr. 30, 2015

Lege Goes to School: Education Bills

News Feature, Apr. 30, 2015

Lege Lines

Budget fight on the horizon, GOP leadership spat, TMF thwarts anti-choice measures, and more

News Feature, Apr. 30, 2015

Bill of the Week: House Bill 1800

Rep. Walle proposes bill to rein in dog attacks

News Column, Apr. 30, 2015

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