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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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Bob Byington's Infinity Baby

Austin director has made a reputation for his low-key social comedies

Screens Feature, Mar. 15, 2017

SXSW Film Review: Tragedy Girls

Neo-Heathers cuts, but not so deep

SXSW Daily, Mar. 14, 2017 2:40 PM

SXSW Film Review: Most Beautiful Island

Poverty and immigration power this taut thriller

SXSW Daily, Mar. 14, 2017 2:15 PM

SXSW Film Review: Porto

Anton Yelchin's heartbreaking final performance

SXSW Daily, Mar. 13, 2017 11:40 AM

"It Began Without Warning" at SXSW

Body horror-tinged tale crawls into Midnight Shorts

SXSW Daily, Mar. 13, 2017 1:30 AM

SXSW Panel: Face Your Fears

First look at Annabelle 2 and It

SXSW Daily, Mar. 12, 2017 1:55 AM

Monstrous Masterpiece Pig at Midnight

Adam Mason on the brief return of his extreme horror at SXSW

SXSW Daily, Mar. 10, 2017 11:40 AM

Mike Collier vs. Dan Patrick?

The Texas Democratic Party's finance chair makes his bid for Lt. Gov.

News Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

The Wonderful World of Frank Oz

It’s time to meet the folks behind Muppet Guys Talking

Screens Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

Putting the Pedal to the Metal

Edgar Wright cranks up the jams for his new film Baby Driver

Screens Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

The Honor Farm Gets Psychedelic

Karen Skloss’ prom nightmare

Screens Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

Facial Recognition Software and You

Yes, the future of Black Mirror is here

Screens Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

Alternate Reality Gaming Gets Scary

Darren Lynn Bousman's immersive horror project the Tension Experience

Screens Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

Cinema With a Conscience

Mobile Loaves & Fishes team up with the Alamo Drafthouse

Screens Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

Coming Attractions

The latest on Blue Starlite's big move, Drafthouse Mueller's opening day, and AFS Cinema's work in progress

Screens Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

Joe Biden at SXSW

Former vice president to discuss new cancer initiative

SXSW Daily, Mar. 6, 2017 11:00 AM

2017 SXSWedu Preview

Scrubbing education's one-size-fits-all model

News Feature, Mar. 2, 2017

How to Treat Trans Students

Kentucky high school does the right thing with its bathroom policy

News Feature, Mar. 2, 2017

Making College a Lesson in Diversity

Blending race at Boston University and beyond

News Feature, Mar. 2, 2017

Paraguayan Youth Band Turns Trash Into Treasure

From the trash heap to the concert hall with Landfill Harmonic

News Feature, Mar. 2, 2017

Improv Comedy’s Full Spectrum

Treating social anxiety one laugh at a time

News Feature, Mar. 2, 2017

Lege Lines: Deliberately Discriminatory

Voter ID's future in Texas, without the DoJ

News Feature, Mar. 2, 2017

The Texas Film Awards Celebrate the Maverick Spirit

Shirley MacLaine, Jeff Nichols, and others to be honored

Screens Feature, Mar. 2, 2017

AISD: Education for All Residents

The school system supports its students, no matter their immigration status

News Feature, Feb. 23, 2017

Protest Votes Under Scrutiny

Over 16,400 Texans signed an affidavit in order to vote

News Feature, Feb. 23, 2017

Bill of the Week: Planes, High-Speed Trains or Automobiles

Let the lobbyist death match begin

News Feature, Feb. 23, 2017

Send a Card for Girlfriend's Day

Director talks Bob Odenkirk's Netflix crime comedy

Screens Daily, Feb. 21, 2017 3:30 PM

Sandy Carson Was There

Fund a unique photo op of ATX’s live music capital

Music Daily, Feb. 17, 2017 11:30 AM

Cruz or Cornyn vs. Castro or O’Rourke?

Texas' next race for the Senate is shaping up already

News Feature, Feb. 16, 2017

Building a Better School District

A bit of school consolidation in the works?

News Feature, Feb. 16, 2017


Superintendent Paul Cruz wants AISD to know ICE is watching

News Feature, Feb. 16, 2017

Lege Lines: Left in the Dark

Who knew about the ICE raids this weekend? Not your state reps.

News Feature, Feb. 16, 2017

DVDanger: Let's Get Weird

Getting stranger with Kino Lorber, plus slime mold!

Screens Daily, Feb. 14, 2017 12:40 PM

John Wick vs. John Wick

John Wick: Chapter 2 director Chad Stahelski on the flawed hero

Screens Daily, Feb. 10, 2017 9:00 AM

Straus Announces House Committees

Lots of seats but no chair positions for reps in Travis County

News Daily, Feb. 9, 2017 3:40 PM

Rackspace Backs Out of ACC Deal

Remember to lock down a lease

News Feature, Feb. 9, 2017

Confusion, Misery, Worry: The Immigration Ban in Texas

Refugee Services, SARA Organization attempt to keep their wits amidst chaos

News Feature, Feb. 9, 2017

Lege Lines: A New Path for State House Dems

The promise of new Texas House Democratic Caucus Chair Chris Turner

News Feature, Feb. 9, 2017

Bill of the Week: Lawmaking While Driving

Does anybody actually think texting and driving is a good idea?

News Feature, Feb. 9, 2017

SXSW Unleashes the Midnighters

Mayhem, 68 Kill, plus Behind the Mask retrospective

SXSW Daily, Feb. 7, 2017 1:10 PM

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