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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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Early Voting Shows Massive Leap

Texas counties broke records Monday. Is it energy, or early burnout?

News Daily, Oct. 25, 2016 11:30 AM

DVDanger: She Who Must Burn

Anti-abortion terror as the new Salem witch trials

Screens Daily, Oct. 22, 2016 1:45 PM

With Ti West In a Valley of Violence

Director on PTSD, Westerns, and the world's greatest dog

Screens Daily, Oct. 21, 2016 10:00 AM

Listen to MondoCon

Your essential guide to this weekend's Mondo vinyl exclusives

Screens Daily, Oct. 21, 2016 9:00 AM

Election Notes

More than 713,000 registered voters need to know what's going on

News Feature, Oct. 20, 2016

Texas House: The Travis Delegation

Can Ana Jordan put a Democrat back in the HD 47 seat?

News Feature, Oct. 20, 2016

Filmmaker Keith Maitland on Tackling Tower

Innovative doc animates the UT Tower Massacre

Screens Feature, Oct. 20, 2016

F1 Pits Comrade vs. Comrade

Sports Feature, Oct. 20, 2016

Austin Film Festival Review: Long Live Death

German crime TV show makes the jump to the big screen

Screens Daily, Oct. 19, 2016 7:15 PM

Save the World With Bill Nye

SXSW Eco closing speaker thinks we're not a lost cause

SXSW Daily, Oct. 18, 2016 2:00 PM

Austin Film Festival Review: The Cliff

Spanish thriller adds political intrigue to cult horror

Screens Daily, Oct. 18, 2016 1:30 PM

Austin Film Festival Review: Canine Soldiers

The U.S. Army's bomb sniffer program explained but not explored

Screens Daily, Oct. 16, 2016 1:25 PM

Rundberg Rising

How do you keep improving a neighborhood after $1 million in grant money runs out?

News Feature, Oct. 13, 2016

Groping Women, Ducking Questions, Fighting Lightweights, Bashing Bonds

Election notes from the city, state, country, and beyond

News Feature, Oct. 13, 2016

Two Things Horror Fans Hate: 3-D and Found Footage

Austin director Steven DeGennaro on his horror comedy Found Footage 3D

Screens Feature, Oct. 13, 2016

Beware the "Givertaker"

New Austin short launches the Dead Kids Club

Screens Daily, Oct. 12, 2016 1:00 PM

DVDanger: C is for Clown

Rampant coulrophobia on DVD and VOD

Screens Daily, Oct. 8, 2016 3:30 PM

Get Greasy With The Greasy Strangler

Director Jim Hosking on your new cult favorite

Screens Daily, Oct. 7, 2016 11:30 AM

Election Notes

Mobility Bond woes, Margaret Moore hires staff, and other stories from the campaign trail

News Feature, Oct. 6, 2016

Still No Charges for Dawnna Dukes

Retiring legislator reportedly in talks with Travis County D.A.

News Feature, Oct. 6, 2016

Other Worlds Austin Unleashes First Wave

Sci-fi icon Sybil Danning to be honored

Screens Daily, Oct. 4, 2016 9:00 AM

AISD Taking Offers on Underused Properties

Four buildings plus 75 acres up for new uses

News Daily, Oct. 3, 2016 4:15 PM

Fantastic Fest Review: Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl

Gothic conventions revamped for coming-of-age chiller

Screens Daily, Oct. 3, 2016 12:43 PM

Fantastic Fest Awards

Wakaliwood's Bad Black surprise audience pick

Screens Daily, Sep. 30, 2016 6:45 PM

Fantastic Fest Review: Raw

French horror proves you are what you eat (or vice versa)

Screens Daily, Sep. 29, 2016 1:15 PM

Rep. Dawnna Dukes Will Step Down in January

With health issues, scandals looming, veteran to retire

News Feature, Sep. 29, 2016


Austin's own Owen Egerton directs his first movie

Film Review, Sep. 29, 2016

The Star Wars Prequels Strike Back

Austin-made documentary gets to the heart of the hate

Screens Feature, Sep. 29, 2016

Austin Filmmaker Takes on Patent Trolls

Lex Lybrand's new comedy The Trolls is patently ridiculous

Screens Feature, Sep. 29, 2016

Fantastic Fest: VR Stories With Dark Corner

Is the future of horror shorts immersive?

Screens Daily, Sep. 28, 2016 3:40 PM

Fantastic Fest Review: Sadako vs. Kayako

Japanese supernatural heavyweights come out swinging

Screens Daily, Sep. 28, 2016 2:35 PM

Fantastic Fest Review: Don't Kill It

Dolph Lundgren goes for laughs in demon comedy

Screens Daily, Sep. 28, 2016 9:00 AM

Fantastic Fest Review: Fashionista

Crime and madness in Austin's thrift stores

Screens Daily, Sep. 27, 2016 4:45 PM

Fantastic Fest Review: The Girl With All the Gifts

A post-apocalyptic world that really grows on (or in) you

Screens Daily, Sep. 26, 2016 3:30 PM

Rep. Dukes to Quit in January

With health issues, scandals looming, veteran to retire

News Daily, Sep. 26, 2016 11:38 AM

Fantastic Fest: The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Cracking sternums and cracking mysteries in horror whodunnit

Screens Daily, Sep. 25, 2016 4:50 PM

Fantastic Fest Review: The Young Offenders

Gleeful Irish coke comedy is a sidesplitter

Screens Daily, Sep. 25, 2016 9:00 AM

Fantastic Fest Review: We Are the Flesh

Visceral horror probes the necessity of morals

Screens Daily, Sep. 24, 2016 11:00 PM

Fantastic Fest Review: Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses

Faith and law clash in this New Zealand documentary

Screens Daily, Sep. 24, 2016 2:00 PM

Fantastic Fest Review: Safe Neighborhood

John Hughes meets Wes Craven in a candy-coated home invasion

Screens Daily, Sep. 24, 2016 1:25 PM

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