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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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How To Get Home Safe From New Years

Buses are free as APD announces a midweek no-refusal crackdown

News Daily, Dec. 31, 2013 3:46 PM

Tugg on a Redhead

Documentary "Being Ginger" screening in January

Screens Daily, Dec. 31, 2013 11:10 AM

Jack Blanton and Harold Simmons Dead

Two philanthropic and political power players pass over the weekend

News Daily, Dec. 30, 2013 10:30 AM

DVDanger: 'Grabbers'/'Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear'

Rummaging through the 'how did we miss this?' files

Screens Daily, Dec. 28, 2013 9:00 AM

Brighten Your New Year With the Jigglewatts

Austin's premier burlesque troupe says a lively goodbye to 2013

Arts Daily, Dec. 27, 2013 2:00 PM

Kickstart Your Weekend: New Year, 'New Beginnings!'

Post-Spill.com, Korey Coleman looks for a fresh start

Screens Daily, Dec. 27, 2013 9:00 AM

Know When to Hold 'Em

When Jay Rosenkrantz's poker doc got shuffled up, he got creative

Screens Feature, Dec. 27, 2013

A Chilling Time at the Drafthouse

The BBC's classic ghost stories haunt the screen

Screens Daily, Dec. 23, 2013 12:45 PM

Avant Glam Breaks Out the Mistletoe

What's Christmas without a little unwrapping?

Arts Daily, Dec. 21, 2013 3:08 PM

AISD Struggling With Capacity

Redrawing all school boundaries inevitable, but not imminent

News Daily, Dec. 20, 2013 1:22 PM

Carstarphen Report Card: B for Bland

AISD head receives lukewarm review

News Feature, Dec. 19, 2013

Third-Party Candidates Lining Up Again

It's still busy at the bottom of the ticket

News Feature, Dec. 19, 2013

The Devil's Backbone

Screens Feature, Dec. 19, 2013

RWBY Volume 1

Screens Feature, Dec. 19, 2013

Twitter Has a Heyday With Shia LeBeouf

Some highlights from the dissection of 'HowardCantour.com'

Screens Daily, Dec. 17, 2013 4:45 PM

Fantastic Fest 2014 Open for Submissions

Plus two Drafthouse flicks take FF tour audience awards

Screens Daily, Dec. 16, 2013 12:19 PM

DVDanger: 'Crawlspace'/'Sightseers'

This week's horror lesson: Can't stay home, don't dare risk leaving

Screens Daily, Dec. 14, 2013 11:00 AM

Drafthouse Launches the Alamo 100

League and company create the ultimate desert island viewing list

Screens Daily, Dec. 13, 2013 10:30 AM

The Weird, Weird West

Giddings gets retro-futuristic for Weird West Fest

Screens Daily, Dec. 12, 2013 1:15 PM

Libertarians Line Up for 2014 Election

Far right could pose major headache for GOP next November

News Daily, Dec. 12, 2013 10:00 AM

Candidate Filings

News Feature, Dec. 12, 2013

ACC Throws Book at Affordable Care Act

Administrators trim adjunct faculty hours to avoid providing health coverage

News Feature, Dec. 12, 2013

AISD: Carstarphen on the Hot Seat

Trustees discuss superintendent's future

News Feature, Dec. 12, 2013

Ready and Abel

Drafthouse Films unleashes Abel Ferrara's 'Ms. 45' on Austin and NYC

Screens Feature, Dec. 12, 2013

Guillermo del Toro Cabinet of Curiosities: My Notebooks, Collections, and Other Obsessions

Books Feature, Dec. 12, 2013

DVD Watch: 'Berberian Sound Studio'

Analog audio horror that will send a chill through your ears

Screens Daily, Dec. 10, 2013 11:30 AM

Pauken Quits GOP Governor's Race

Former Workforce Commission chair concedes early defeat

News Daily, Dec. 6, 2013 10:10 AM

Conservatives Blast Cruz for Praising Mandela

Senator's supporters yearn for the days of apartheid

News Daily, Dec. 6, 2013 7:05 AM

Bad Law, Bad Lawyer: Davis Wings Abbott

Dem sinks in barb over Republican's defense of slashing school finance

News Daily, Dec. 5, 2013 7:00 AM

Candidate Filings Trickle In

Some incumbents draw challengers, but no serious threats

News Feature, Dec. 5, 2013

Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen

Al Jourgensen and Jon Wiederhorn

Music Feature, Dec. 5, 2013

'The Next Thing You Know, You're Robbing Banks'

Lane Garrison lives a life of prime for 'Bonnie & Clyde'

Screens Feature, Dec. 5, 2013

Board-Breaking Box Sets

Bruce Lee dominates, of course

Screens Feature, Dec. 5, 2013

Staple! Lives!

Indie media expo adds three big names to guest list

Books Daily, Dec. 3, 2013 7:00 AM

Bang Your Head With 'Necronomica'

Heartfelt black metal comedy gets Vimeo Staff Pick seal of approval

Screens Daily, Nov. 30, 2013 10:00 AM

Robert Rodriguez: Future Sins, Fiery Projects

Update from Wizard World on 'Fire and Ice', 'Sin City 2' and more

Screens Daily, Nov. 29, 2013 7:30 AM

Perfect Day For a 'First Date'

Scatalogical SXSW short hits the web

Screens Daily, Nov. 28, 2013 8:00 AM

Candidate-o-File: Local Races

Only a handful of contested seats in Travis County

News Feature, Nov. 27, 2013

It's Official: Van de Putte Running for Lt. Gov.

In a historic first, two women will top the Democratic ballot

News Feature, Nov. 27, 2013

Kennedy, Cruz, and Reagan Tourettes

GOP Senator can't even praise JFK without slavering over the Gipper

News Daily, Nov. 26, 2013 11:27 AM

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