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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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Making Car Ownership Obsolete

Zipcar, Car2Go: Our mission is to sell zero cars

News Feature, Aug. 18, 2016

Fantastic Market Transforms

Blumhouse and more at Fantastic Fest industry sidebar

Screens Daily, Aug. 17, 2016 1:15 PM

DVDanger: Lace Crater

Ghostly romance reinvented, plus more DVD and VOD releases

Screens Daily, Aug. 15, 2016 12:45 PM

Bray Wyatt: Follow the Buzzards

WWE superstar on horror, power, and the allure of the ring

Sports Daily, Aug. 15, 2016 9:00 AM

Trailer Park

First glimpses at three Austin films

Screens Daily, Aug. 12, 2016 11:45 AM

Texas Filmmaker David Lowery Updates Pete's Dragon

Reimagining the Disney classic

Screens Feature, Aug. 11, 2016

Bank Robbers and Texas Rangers Clash in Hell or High Water

West Texas noir

Screens Feature, Aug. 11, 2016

WWE SmackDown Live

Sports Feature, Aug. 11, 2016

Austin Film Fest Adds 10 Titles

First wave includes Jarmusch, Stooges, Rooster Teeth

Screens Daily, Aug. 9, 2016 11:00 AM

DVDanger: Fantastic Fest 2015 Revisited

With the 2016 lineup here, time for VOD and DVD reruns

Screens Daily, Aug. 6, 2016 9:00 AM

New Grant at Other Worlds Austin

Dan O'Bannon award to help Texas filmmakers

Screens Daily, Aug. 5, 2016 1:30 PM

AFS Announces Filmmaker Grant Panel

Indie filmmakers, Lincoln Center film booker doling out cash

Screens Daily, Aug. 4, 2016 10:00 AM

Burt Reynolds and The Bandit

Doc chronicles the making of a classic

Screens Feature, Aug. 4, 2016

Fantastic Fest First Wave Announced

Miss Peregrine, Phantasm: Ravager, and more

Screens Daily, Aug. 2, 2016 12:00 PM

Pick a Castro, Any Castro

Texas Dems want one of the Castro twins for DNC chair

News Feature, Jul. 28, 2016

What's the Fix for Texas' Voter ID Law?

"Time is short" to implement a replacement for discriminatory photo ID requirement

News Feature, Jul. 28, 2016

Adult Audio Coloring Book Sampler

A look back at illustrated album covers old and new

Music Feature, Jul. 28, 2016

Austin Collectors Show Off Their Toys

Lights, camera, action figures!

Screens Feature, Jul. 28, 2016

Parties, Pints, and Triple Plays at Pinballz

"More is better" at Austin arcade

Sports Feature, Jul. 28, 2016

Mondo Con: The Third Coming

Print, poster, and collectibles celebration announced

Arts Daily, Jul. 27, 2016 3:00 PM

Texas Dems to DNC: Pick a Castro, Any Castro

State party suggests Joaquin, Julián to replace Wasserman Schultz

News Daily, Jul. 26, 2016 4:18 PM

Do You Accept The Invitation?

Director Karyn Kusama on cults and dinner parties

Screens Daily, Jul. 26, 2016 9:00 AM

SXSW Announces Keynotes, First Speakers

Geneticist, Transparent creator head up first round

SXSW Daily, Jul. 25, 2016 10:00 AM

Cracking the Mighty Coconut

Inside the Austin animation studio

Screens Daily, Jul. 22, 2016 11:45 AM

Ted Cruz Refuses to Endorse Donald Trump

Texas senator tosses matches (and himself) on RNC dumpster fire

News Daily, Jul. 21, 2016 11:00 AM

School District Preps for Electoral Fight

Challengers emerge for two AISD trustee seats while three remain unchallenged

News Feature, Jul. 21, 2016

Austin Film Society Presents a Night of Texas Animation

Animation showcase draws artists together

Screens Feature, Jul. 21, 2016

Texas Voter ID Law Struck Down

5th Circuit: Senate Bill 14 violates Voting Rights Act

News Daily, Jul. 20, 2016 3:32 PM

Astraea Sees the Future

Director Kristjan Thor brings snowy apocalypse to Austin

Screens Daily, Jul. 20, 2016 11:50 AM

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

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