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Richard Whittaker

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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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Texas Charters, Turkish Coup?

Crackdown on Gülen movement comes to Texas

News Daily, Jul. 20, 2016 10:09 AM

Austin Filmmakers Make International Festival Waves

Watch out Chicago (and Montreal, and Edinburgh, and London)

Screens Daily, Jul. 17, 2016 11:50 AM

Burning Down The Barn

Director Justin Seaman on the joy of rubber and gore

Screens Daily, Jul. 14, 2016 9:00 AM

GOP Leadership at Odds Over Response to Tragedy

Confusion, conflicting reports from Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick in wake of Dallas shooting

News Feature, Jul. 14, 2016

Howling with The Pack

DVDanger runs with the dogs and wolves

Screens Daily, Jul. 13, 2016 5:00 PM

Vulcan Video Hammers Southward

Video rental institution finds new home on Ben White

Screens Daily, Jul. 13, 2016 12:30 PM

Sending Postcards From the Great Divide

UT RTF chair Paul Stekler on election year for PBS

News Daily, Jul. 10, 2016 9:00 AM

Lecturers Sue to Block Campus Carry

Do Texas concealed handgun rules break the Second Amendment?

News Daily, Jul. 7, 2016 12:43 PM

Belt-Tightening Season for State Agencies

State leaders announce budget cuts

News Feature, Jul. 7, 2016

RTX: Lloyd Kaufman Can't Stop

The true king of the indies drops by Rooster Teeth's fest

Screens Daily, Jul. 5, 2016 12:00 PM

RTX: Nine Things We Learned About RWBY

Rooster Teeth's anime-inspired series takes centerstage

Screens Daily, Jul. 5, 2016 11:00 AM

DVDanger: Elstree 1976

On set for Star Wars, plus Creepshow and Harryhausen

Screens Daily, Jul. 2, 2016 8:00 AM

Welcome to Carnage Park

Director Mickey Keating's SXSW shocker reaches VOD

Screens Daily, Jul. 1, 2016 10:00 AM

One Court, Three Decisions

SCOTUS rules on three Texas cases impacting abortion, affirmative action, and immigration

News Feature, Jun. 30, 2016

Affirming Diversity in College Admissions

Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin

News Feature, Jun. 30, 2016

Further Rulings

News Feature, Jun. 30, 2016

Having a Gas

Swiss Army Man is more than just "that farting corpse movie"

Screens Feature, Jun. 30, 2016

RTX Hits ATX Again

Rooster Teeth's Gus Sorola runs down a bigger, better fest

Screens Daily, Jun. 29, 2016 11:45 AM

DVDanger: The Midnight After

Pure, raw WTF from Hong Kong, plus Rabid Dogs

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

And on Keyboards, John Carpenter!

Horror master successfully re-tunes his career

Music Daily, Jun. 24, 2016 12:30 PM

Summoning The Neon Demon

Nicolas Winding Refn, Cliff Martinez on horror and fashion

Screens Daily, Jun. 24, 2016 11:30 AM

SCOTUS: Affirmative Action OK at UT

Justices rule 4-3 on using race in college admissions

News Daily, Jun. 23, 2016 2:37 PM

Charter School Loophole Vote Pushed Another Week

Seemingly settled issue of planning and land use for charter schools drags out

News Feature, Jun. 23, 2016

To Sleep, Perchance to Die

Stay awake for Rooster Teeth's new series Day 5

Screens Feature, Jun. 23, 2016

American Crime Going Back to Cali

TV show departs Austin over incentives

Screens Daily, Jun. 22, 2016 11:30 AM

Bedside Manner: Hell, Ghosts, and Blood

Nihilists have more fun

Arts Daily, Jun. 22, 2016 9:30 AM

Unlocking the Secrets of Prisoner X

Other Worlds Austin presents political paranoia thriller

Screens Daily, Jun. 21, 2016 12:00 PM

DVDanger: Monsterland

Creature feature anthology, plus The Funhouse Massacre

Screens Daily, Jun. 18, 2016 9:00 AM

Digging up the Raiders!

The strange tale of Raiders of the Lost Ark remade

Screens Daily, Jun. 17, 2016 9:00 AM

CodeNEXT Chief Quits

Matt Lewis resigns amid human resources investigation

News Daily, Jun. 16, 2016 4:45 PM

Data Integrity Issues Plague STAAR Testing

Education commissioner cancels June retest dates

News Feature, Jun. 16, 2016

Subversion Not OK at RRISD

School district faces accusations of censorship

News Feature, Jun. 16, 2016

Stick It! My Life of Sex, Drums, and Rock & Roll

Carmine Appice and Ian Gittins

Music Feature, Jun. 16, 2016

DVDanger: Gridlocked

It's all about timing for Trish Stratus

Screens Daily, Jun. 14, 2016 12:30 PM

Dan Patrick Excoriated Over Orlando Shooting Tweet

Lite Guv blames Twitter debacle on timing, not bigotry

News Daily, Jun. 12, 2016 1:42 PM

ATX Television Festival: Dancing in The West Wing

Looking back on the legacy of the Bartlet administration

Screens Daily, Jun. 12, 2016 1:20 PM

ATX Television Festival: Shifting Landscapes: The Effect of 9/11 on Storytelling

How the World Trade Center attacks affected TV

Screens Daily, Jun. 11, 2016 6:30 PM

Opening the Book on Roller Derby

Local photographer Kickstarting history of Texas Rollergirls

Arts Daily, Jun. 9, 2016 2:26 PM

ATX Television Festival: Denis Leary

Rescue Me, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, and blue collar blues

Screens Daily, Jun. 9, 2016 8:00 AM

House to Address Education Funding

Speaker Joe Straus sets school finance as interim item

News Feature, Jun. 9, 2016

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