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Richard Whittaker

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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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Alex Jones' Caffeinated Conspiracies

The nutcase makes an acquaintance with "Seattle's finest"

News Daily, Aug. 21, 2017 2:30 PM

Tim Mahoney for Comptroller. Tim Mahoney for Trump?

Attorney, organizer enters statewide race

News Daily, Aug. 21, 2017 2:10 PM

A Good Time With the Safdies

Directing duo talk Robert Pattinson and their new crime drama

Screens Daily, Aug. 18, 2017 12:00 PM

Heading Out West With Ingrid

Director Matt Spicer's social media satire Ingrid Goes West

Screens Daily, Aug. 18, 2017 9:00 AM

Alex Jones’ Charlottesville Conspiracy Theory

Crackpot demagogue has ideas about the Nazis in Charlottesville

News Feature, Aug. 17, 2017

Congressional Districts to Get Re-Mapped

Judge rules Doggett and Farenthold’s districts unconstitutional

News Feature, Aug. 17, 2017

Where Are the Democrats on the 2018 Ballot?

With three months left to file, Democrats … don't seem eager to sign up

News Feature, Aug. 17, 2017

AISD Campuses: Mostly in Good Standing

97% of district schools reach state targets for accountability

News Feature, Aug. 17, 2017

Shot Caller's Vivid Look at Crime and Punishment

Local director Ric Roman Waugh offers a brutal look at the penal system

Screens Feature, Aug. 17, 2017

How Diverge Came Together

Director James Morrison on films and filmmakers that influenced him

Screens Daily, Aug. 15, 2017 6:10 PM

Other Worlds Austin Crosses the Event Horizon

Film fest opens with 20th anniversary of sci-fi/horror classic

Screens Daily, Aug. 15, 2017 2:49 PM

Alex Jones' Charlottesville Conspiracy Theory

Crackpot demagogue has ideas about the Nazis in Charlottesville

News Daily, Aug. 15, 2017 12:20 PM

DVDanger: 68 Kill

Writer/director Trent Haaga gets nice and sleazy

Screens Daily, Aug. 15, 2017 9:00 AM

R.I.P. Mark White, Former Texas Governor

Last surviving Democratic governor dead at 77

News Feature, Aug. 10, 2017

Lege Lines: Peace in Straus' House

News from the saner chamber

News Feature, Aug. 10, 2017

Fantastic Fest First Wave Hits Hard

Stephen King adaptations, Arabic cinema, and Three Billboards

Screens Daily, Aug. 8, 2017 11:00 AM

On-set in The Iron Orchard

New film tackles Texas' oil history

Screens Daily, Aug. 4, 2017 1:15 PM

Lege Lines: Robbin' the Hoods

How can state lawmakers fix school finance?

News Feature, Aug. 3, 2017

Lege Lines: Elsewhere Under the Dome

Taking stock of the week that was

News Feature, Aug. 3, 2017

Dukes Deal Off. Next Stop: Court.

District Attorney confirms state rep will stand trial

News Daily, Aug. 2, 2017 10:15 AM

Updated: Plea Deal for Dukes Expires

State rep had until close of business Tuesday to accept D.A.'s offer

News Daily, Aug. 1, 2017 10:04 AM

DVDanger: Willard

1970s rat insanity and its sequel, plus Catfight

Screens Daily, Jul. 29, 2017 8:00 AM

John Kelso, R.I.P.

Veteran Statesman columnist died, aged 73

News Daily, Jul. 28, 2017 3:20 PM

DVDanger: Camera Obscura

Writer/director Aaron B. Koontz on the rise of Austin horror

Screens Daily, Jul. 28, 2017 8:00 AM

Lege Lines: Do Not Resuscitate

The Texas Lege, back from the dead

News Feature, Jul. 27, 2017

Lege Lines: Bills on the Move

Tracking the fallout from the special session

News Feature, Jul. 27, 2017

Moonlight Director Returns to SXSW

Oscar-winner Barry Jenkins part of first speaker list for 2018

SXSW Daily, Jul. 24, 2017 10:00 AM

Beware the Jungle Trap

Director Jim Bryan on Hollywood's seedy and sublime

Screens Daily, Jul. 22, 2017 2:00 PM

Buoyed Up by A Life in Waves

A life in electronic music captured this weekend at AFS

Screens Daily, Jul. 22, 2017 11:02 AM

Lege Lines: Stretching Toward a Sunset

Don't praise the Senate GOP for working quickly to pass what's needed

News Column, Jul. 20, 2017

Abbott and His Armed Militia

The governor needs his muscle

News Feature, Jul. 20, 2017

Five Films Improved by a Stiff Drink

We laughed, we cried, we passed out

Screens Feature, Jul. 20, 2017

Imaginary Drinks We Wish Were Real

Our favorite fictional booze

Screens Feature, Jul. 20, 2017

A Trap Escapes

Alamo Drafthouse's Video Vortex unleashes Jungle Trap

Screens Feature, Jul. 20, 2017

Cardboard Fantasy in Dave Made a Maze

Dumpster diving and comedy for a modern fairytale

Screens Daily, Jul. 18, 2017 9:00 AM

RTX: Austin Animation Update

New Rooster Teeth show, Castlevania, and more

Screens Daily, Jul. 17, 2017 4:15 PM

Texas' Redistricting Case Is Underway

Gerrymandered seats and missing documents

News Feature, Jul. 13, 2017

Lege Lines: Does Texas Really Need a Special Session

Save for the sunset bill, does Texas really need a special session?

News Feature, Jul. 13, 2017

In 2018 Election, It's Dawnna Dukes vs. the Field

The beleagured HD 46 rep keeps on keepin' on

News Feature, Jul. 13, 2017

DVDanger: Don't Knock Twice

Home release horror, plus J-horror streaming news and more

Screens Daily, Jul. 9, 2017 4:05 PM

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