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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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AISD Trustee Yasmin Wagner’s Two Bosses

District 7 trustee did Board work on city time, says city auditor

News Feature, Oct. 19, 2017

AFF Brings Walter Hill for The Warriors and Then Some

Writer/director comes out to play

Screens Feature, Oct. 19, 2017

Into the Woods with The Heretics

Canadian horror gets its US premiere tonight

Screens Daily, Oct. 18, 2017 4:00 PM

Laying Down the Lore

Aaron Mahnke takes smash hit folklore podcast to Amazon

Screens Daily, Oct. 15, 2017 3:00 PM

DVDanger: Brawl in Cell Block 99

Vince Vaughn and Udo Kier on being the heavy

Screens Daily, Oct. 15, 2017 2:15 PM

Colina West Still Wants the Baker Center

If you can't get your own way, sue

News Feature, Oct. 12, 2017

County Ditches STAR-Vote's Innovative Voting System

County clerk Dana DeBeauvoir abandons initiative after failing to find a suitable vendor

News Feature, Oct. 12, 2017

The Eyeslicer Roadshow Aims to Melt Your Brain

Low-budget, lo-fi shorts celebrate radical filmmaking

Screens Feature, Oct. 12, 2017

Hollywood Gets Animated About Austin

Local cartoon to become big-budget Will Smith vehicle

Screens Daily, Oct. 11, 2017 12:45 PM

First Trailer for The Orange Years Gets Slimy

Austin-made documentary about Nickelodeon's TV revolution

Screens Daily, Oct. 11, 2017 12:25 PM

I, Tonya Smashes Into AFF

Biopic of ice skating's greatest scandal and more for fest

Screens Daily, Oct. 10, 2017 1:00 PM

Darren Aronofsky Speaking at SXSW

Mother! director, plus Keith Urban and more added

SXSW Daily, Oct. 10, 2017 10:00 AM

Austin Horror for Halloween

The Honor Farm, Found Footage 3D coming home

Screens Daily, Oct. 8, 2017 3:00 PM

Death By Festival Counts Down to 10/31

New horror/metal fest finalizes films with anthology premiere

Screens Daily, Oct. 7, 2017 8:00 AM

County Dems: Vincent Harding Out, Rick Cofer In?

Election set for March 6 to fill Harding’s seat

News Feature, Oct. 5, 2017

Drafthouse Eyes New Corporate Campus

Film company has eight figures, no renderings yet for AISD's Baker Center

News Feature, Oct. 5, 2017

Assessing This Year's Tumultuous Fantastic Fest

Notes from the subdued chaos at the Drafthouse

Screens Feature, Oct. 5, 2017

“Jewels in the Wasteland” Returns

Richard Linklater's series is back with more Eighties gems

Screens Feature, Oct. 5, 2017

Fantastic Fest Review: Blade of the Immortal

Director Takashi Miike slices and dices a manga favorite

Screens Daily, Sep. 30, 2017 2:00 PM

Fantastic Fest Review: Mary and the Witch's Flower

Ghibli alums stick to the formula for magical tale

Screens Daily, Sep. 30, 2017 12:00 PM

Fantastic Fest Review: Junk Head

Visionary stop motion joy from Japan

Screens Daily, Sep. 30, 2017 10:31 AM

Fantastic Fest Review: 1%

Australian biker drama outruns Sons of Anarchy comparisons

Screens Daily, Sep. 28, 2017 2:20 PM

Fantastic Fest Review: The Endless

Spring team head on a familiar but reinvented roadtrip

Screens Daily, Sep. 28, 2017 11:00 AM

Fantastic Fest Interview: Applecart

Into the woods with the media satire horror flick

Screens Daily, Sep. 27, 2017 4:46 PM

Harry Knowles Accused of Sexual Harassment

Film blogger announces he's stepping away from Ain't It Cool News

News Daily, Sep. 27, 2017 12:01 PM

Fantastic Fest Review: The Cured

Grief, guilt, and terrorism explored in Irish zombie drama

Screens Daily, Sep. 25, 2017 1:00 PM

Fantastic Fest Review: Wheelman

Frank Grillo drives through the night

Screens Daily, Sep. 25, 2017 12:45 PM

Fantastic Fest Review: My Friend Dahmer

Portrait of the serial killer as a young man

Screens Daily, Sep. 25, 2017 12:30 PM

Other Worlds Austin Adds Beyond Skyline

Companion to 2010 surprise success headlines first wave

Screens Daily, Sep. 25, 2017 10:00 AM

Fantastic Fest Review: Thelma

Grappling with faith, sexuality, and powers in Norway

Screens Daily, Sep. 22, 2017 8:40 PM

Fantastic Fest Review: Thoroughbreds

Parlor games turn bloody in dark comedy

Screens Daily, Sep. 22, 2017 6:00 PM

Fantastic Fest Interview: Haunters: The Art of the Scare

Director Jon Schnitzer talks Halloween haunts and the new extreme

Screens Daily, Sep. 22, 2017 9:00 AM

Downtown Puzzle: Convention Epi-Center

Is expanding the Convention Center a smart investment?

News Feature, Sep. 21, 2017

What Future for Dawnna Dukes?

D.A. to hold fire on felony charges, but Dukes not out of the woods

News Feature, Sep. 21, 2017

Greg Abbott’s New Wrecking Crew

The governor's got a whole new office staff

News Feature, Sep. 21, 2017

The Trouble at Fantastic Fest

Devin Faraci's rehiring and subsequent resignation casts shadow over film fest

News Feature, Sep. 21, 2017

Fantastic Fest 2017 Preview

The show must go on

Screens Feature, Sep. 21, 2017

Super Dark Times

Fantastic Fest 2017 preview

Screens Feature, Sep. 21, 2017

Anna and the Apocalypse

Fantastic Fest 2017 preview

Screens Feature, Sep. 21, 2017

Rabbit

Fantastic Fest 2017 preview

Screens Feature, Sep. 21, 2017

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