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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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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

Film Flam: Linklater, Krisha, and Slackerwood

Awards all around, and a sad farewell to the popular film blog

Screens Daily, Apr. 29, 2015 4:36 PM

Roar: The Blood Stays in the Picture

Star John Marshall on lions and the world's craziest home movie

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

Nick Broomfield Tells Tales of the Grim Sleeper

Filmmaker talks about his new HBO doc, LA, race, and death

Screens Daily, Apr. 26, 2015 9:00 AM

DVDanger: Supremacy

A timely and tragic depiction of intolerance and bigotry

Screens Daily, Apr. 25, 2015 9:00 AM

One in a Crowd: Life Without Color

New color blindness doc seeks crowdfunding

Screens Daily, Apr. 24, 2015 11:42 AM

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

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