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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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Perry Calls Indictments 'Farce'

At least Bobby Jindal has his back

News Daily, Aug. 16, 2014 3:47 PM

From Sin City to Odd City

Local poster crew providing special print for special screening

Screens Daily, Aug. 16, 2014 1:01 PM

DVDanger: Of Teenage Turtles and Grown-Up Bronies

Two documentaries tackle Eighties cults that won't die

Screens Daily, Aug. 16, 2014 9:01 AM

Perry Indicted

Governor faces two felony charges alleging abuse of office

News Daily, Aug. 15, 2014 6:54 PM

One in a Crowd: 'Calls to Okies'

Local documentarian Bradley Beesley hunts down prank callers

Screens Daily, Aug. 15, 2014 9:30 AM

Housecore Horror Calls for More 'Saw

'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2' revs, plus VHS and 35mm joy

Screens Daily, Aug. 14, 2014 4:30 PM

Davis: Abbott Soft on Rape

Davis came out swinging with a heavy accusation

News Feature, Aug. 14, 2014

AISD Accountability: Good News and Bad

New rating system poses challenges for educators, stakeholders alike

News Feature, Aug. 14, 2014

AISD Board Races Show Signs of Life

A sudden influx of candidates

News Feature, Aug. 14, 2014

Texas Rollergirls

Sports Feature, Aug. 14, 2014

Tarantino Sits in 'The Director's Chair'

Robert Rodriguez puts the spotlight on his old friend for El Rey

Screens Daily, Aug. 13, 2014 1:38 PM

Alamo South Lamar Is Alive!

Drafthouse announces opening date and the special opening film

Screens Daily, Aug. 12, 2014 4:50 PM

AISD: And Then There Were Eight

Sudden flood of candidates leaves only one empty trustee seat

News Daily, Aug. 12, 2014 2:25 PM

Austin ISD: Cowan Returns to Ballot

2010 at-large loser aiming for 2014 win in District 4

News Daily, Aug. 11, 2014 6:20 PM

AISD: Barksdale Will Not Run Again

Confirms exit, and says she will endorse Prince

News Daily, Aug. 11, 2014 5:27 PM

DVDanger: When Fine Actors Attack

Mark Strong seeks "Anna", Landau and Palance hit "Without Warning"

Screens Daily, Aug. 9, 2014 9:00 AM

Abbott Leads, but Davis Catching Up

New numbers enough to make Texas only "leans Republican"

News Daily, Aug. 8, 2014 9:36 PM

One in a Crowd: 'Iris'

With two days to go, can this UT student project hit its goal?

Screens Daily, Aug. 8, 2014 10:08 AM

AISD's Empty Ballot

Still a logjam, still no declared candidates

News Daily, Aug. 7, 2014 9:35 AM

Davis Bops Abbott's Insider Deals

Davis finds new traction with a full-frontal assault on Abbott's ethics

News Feature, Aug. 7, 2014

'Texas Chain Saw Massacre' Star Marilyn Burns Dies

A sad farewell to Texas' original scream queen

Screens Daily, Aug. 6, 2014 11:05 AM

Fantastic Fest Goes for the Big 10

Kevin Smith's 'Tusk,' 'ABCs 2' and 'V/H/S 3' in first titles

Screens Daily, Aug. 5, 2014 10:00 AM

Other Worlds Austin Finds the 'Dead Within'

Austin's newest film fest announces special preview screening

Screens Daily, Aug. 4, 2014 3:30 PM

SXSW Interactive Announces First Speakers

Venture capitalists, start-up theorists, and car designers

SXSW Daily, Aug. 4, 2014 11:00 AM

The Undertaker Coming to Wizard World

WWE's greatest phenom to make rare public appearance

Sports Daily, Aug. 4, 2014 8:54 AM

DVDanger: 'Ginger Snaps'

The Fitzgerald sisters unleashed in the werewolf classic

Screens Daily, Aug. 3, 2014 6:19 PM

Down the Rabbit Hole With Avant Glam

Darkly dreaming with Sassy Delure about her newest show

Arts Daily, Aug. 1, 2014 3:00 PM

Zakk Wylde Summons Black Label Society

Emo’s Friday headliner talks Oz, Pantera, Hendrix, and more

Music Daily, Aug. 1, 2014 11:00 AM

One in a Crowd: 'U R a Dial Tone'

UT grad's new project sings a song for the deaf

Screens Daily, Aug. 1, 2014 9:00 AM

Wanted for Ballot: AISD Candidates

Tamala Barksdale has yet to declare

News Feature, Jul. 31, 2014

Can Davis Reverse Poll Numbers?

New poll shows Abbott pulling even further ahead

News Feature, Jul. 31, 2014

WWE Monday Night RAW

Sports Feature, Jul. 31, 2014

William Dear Says Freedom, R.I.P.

Biker tale 'The Northville Cemetery Massacre' revs at Weird Wednesday

Screens Daily, Jul. 30, 2014 5:20 PM

Admiral McRaven to Become UT Chancellor

Man who masterminded Bin Laden death to take over UT

News Daily, Jul. 30, 2014 10:30 AM

The Long Trip up the 'Dark Mountain'

Writer/director Tara Anaïse brings her wilderness horror to Austin

Screens Daily, Jul. 29, 2014 9:00 AM

AISD: First Candidates File

One incumbent, one regular face confirmed, but still many vacancies

News Daily, Jul. 29, 2014 7:00 AM

DVDanger: All This Horror Business

Catching up with the major terror releases

Screens Daily, Jul. 26, 2014 9:00 AM

Strange Kids Doing Strange Things

Eighties retro-spoofers Strange Kids Club has real mutant turtles

Screens Daily, Jul. 25, 2014 1:04 PM

Kickstart Your Weekend: Send Danni Danger to the Geekies

Former 'Chronicle' cover star needs help getting to L.A.

Screens Daily, Jul. 25, 2014 9:30 AM

From 'Garden State' to the Final Moments

Zach Braff on death, Kickstarter, and 'Wish I Was Here'

Screens Daily, Jul. 24, 2014 8:31 AM

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