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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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SXSW Film Review: Deep Web

Alex Winter's cybercrime doc takes up Dread Pirate Roberts' case

SXSW Daily, Mar. 16, 2015 3:05 PM

SXSW Film Review: Deathgasm

A very metal tribute to the grand tradition of Kiwi splatter comedy

SXSW Daily, Mar. 15, 2015 4:08 PM

The Pitch

Publicist-turned-filmmaker Ted Geoghegan gets gory

SXSW Daily, Mar. 15, 2015 8:00 AM

SXSW Film Review: Uncle Kent 2

An inessential sequel that is oddly unmissable

SXSW Daily, Mar. 14, 2015 9:00 PM

SXSW Interactive: Internet of Unsafe Things

Nicholas Percoco foresees a not-so-squeaky-clean future

SXSW Daily, Mar. 14, 2015 7:00 AM

SXSWedu Tackles High-Stakes Testing

How can student assessment be weaned away from an antiquated system?

News Daily, Mar. 12, 2015 2:45 PM

Lege Lines: Dubious Tax Cuts, Senate Shenan­igans, Twitter Trysts, and More

Business lobby doubts tax cuts, and more from the Capitol

News Feature, Mar. 12, 2015

AFT: "Fund Our Schools"

Teachers rally at Capitol in support of schools

News Feature, Mar. 12, 2015

Making Change at SXSWEdu

Edu conference focuses on efforts at social change

News Feature, Mar. 12, 2015

Them There Eyes

In Eyes Without a Face exhibit, artist Jason Edmiston eyeballs pop-culture figures

Screens Feature, Mar. 12, 2015

Dead Awakening

Rob Thomas unleashes iZombie

Screens Feature, Mar. 12, 2015

What's Eating Him

Henry Rollins makes the jump to leading man in cannibal comedy He Never Died

Screens Feature, Mar. 12, 2015

Frazetta Up Close

Robert Rodriguez gives Austin a look at some originals by the master of fantasy art, Frank Frazetta

Arts Feature, Mar. 12, 2015

DVDanger: I Hear Voices

Horror elevated aurally by Henry Rollins and Jeffrey Combs

Screens Daily, Mar. 7, 2015 9:00 AM

Bad Science Marches at the Legislature

Anti-vaxxers turn out for Public Health meeting, promise more action

News Daily, Mar. 6, 2015 12:00 PM

One in a Crowd: ARTtv

New Web project wants to expand kids' creative horizons

Screens Daily, Mar. 6, 2015 8:00 AM

The Perils of Big Data

The up- and downsides of student information collection

News Feature, Mar. 5, 2015

Lege Lines

Refusing Medicaid, tax cuts abound, marijuana bill, and more

News Feature, Mar. 5, 2015

Bill of the Week

Bill by Rep. Eddie Rodriguez would support community schools

News Column, Mar. 5, 2015

One in a Crowd: Jungle Trap

VHS madness needs a little help to get on tape

Screens Daily, Feb. 27, 2015 12:00 PM

Lege Lines

Janek gets grilled, transportation moves, and more

News Feature, Feb. 26, 2015

Bill of the Week

Rep. Molly White wants to protect Texas from the UN's sustainability agenda

News Column, Feb. 26, 2015

Richard Stanley, Cinema's Lost Soul

Director on new documentary about the Dr. Moreau disaster

Screens Daily, Feb. 25, 2015 12:05 PM

Bad Weather Means Delayed Start

Good news: Forecast of ice means a lie-in

News Daily, Feb. 23, 2015 10:26 PM

Turner to Run For Houston Mayor

Lege Dems face another major departure, and an Austin opportunity

News Daily, Feb. 21, 2015 12:30 PM

DVDanger: Vanish

Bryan Bockbrader takes the sealed-bottle drama on the road

Screens Daily, Feb. 21, 2015 10:00 AM

One in a Crowd: Here We Are

Local feature seeks crowdfunding for tale of love among the slackers

Screens Daily, Feb. 20, 2015 12:00 PM

Robert Rodriguez Opens Frank Frazetta's Archive for Austin Show

Exclusive first look at special art event during SXSW

Screens Daily, Feb. 19, 2015 11:00 AM

Lege Lines: Gov. Abbott Takes the Stage

Abbott delivers the State of the State and lawmakers get a per diem boost

News Feature, Feb. 19, 2015

Bill of the Week

Senate Bill 487: Ellis files bill to help convicted receive new DNA tests

News Column, Feb. 19, 2015

Adam Green is Digging Up the Marrow

Indie horror auteur road-trips his new film this week

Screens Daily, Feb. 17, 2015 10:00 AM

Austin Finally Gets a Planetarium (Sorta)

Stargazers get home in Cedar Park, but still looking Downtown

News Daily, Feb. 16, 2015 3:30 PM

DVDanger: Advice to Young Journalists

What cinema tells us about what we expect from the news

Screens Daily, Feb. 14, 2015 9:30 AM

One in a Crowd: Peace Officer

SXSW documentary on police violence needs finishing funds

Screens Daily, Feb. 13, 2015 9:00 AM

Lege Lines: House Committees, Revenue Estimates ... & Snacks

The Lege appoints House Committee members, offers revenue estimates, and ensures lawmakers are well fed

News Feature, Feb. 12, 2015

Love for Rent

For Valentine's Day, our staff offers some of their favorite romantic moments from films (and one game)

Screens Feature, Feb. 12, 2015

SXSW Announces Midnighters and Shorts

Henry Rollins, Jeremy Sisto join horror lineup

SXSW Daily, Feb. 10, 2015 2:00 PM

DVDanger: Alexandra Essoe Gazes Through Starry Eyes

Horror star talks body image, body horror, and audition angst

Screens Daily, Feb. 7, 2015 9:00 AM

One in a Crowd: Pioneers of African-American Cinema

Kino Lorber to curate remarkable historical document

Screens Daily, Feb. 6, 2015 10:00 AM

End of the Silk Road for the Dread Pirate Roberts

Online blackmarket founder Ross Ulbricht faces 20 years

News Daily, Feb. 5, 2015 4:28 PM

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