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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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Grappling with GLOW

Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin on the Netflix wrestling drama

Screens Daily, Jun. 23, 2017 8:00 AM

AISD’s Big Balancing Act

The Austin Independent School District is considering bringing a $1 billion bond to voters in November. That's a lot of money. What all would it do? And can the package keep everybody happy?

News Feature, Jun. 22, 2017

Mike Collier Announces Campaign Against Dan Patrick

Former TDP finance chair seeks to oust Lt. Gov.

News Feature, Jun. 22, 2017

Andy Serkis For RTX

Planet of the Apes star to deliver keynote

Screens Daily, Jun. 21, 2017 11:10 AM

DVDanger: Streets of Fire

A rock & roll fable hits Blu-ray, plus more new releases

Screens Daily, Jun. 18, 2017 5:45 PM

A Legislative Session Just for Dan Patrick

How much can go wrong in 30 days?

News Feature, Jun. 15, 2017

Special Session Specs

The basics of what's coming in this special session

News Feature, Jun. 15, 2017

Abbott Against the Environment

The governor vetoed $127 million out of the state's budget Monday, mostly for environmental initiatives

News Feature, Jun. 15, 2017

Alex Jones vs. the World

Megyn Kelly to interview local conspiracy theorist on Sunday night

News Feature, Jun. 15, 2017

AISD: Propositions for a Full Board

Trustees mull bond package after Geronimo Rodriguez tabbed to succeed Paul Saldaña in District 6

News Feature, Jun. 15, 2017

Circling the Future

Other Worlds Austin Orbiter summer series begins

Screens Feature, Jun. 15, 2017

ATX Television Festival: The Presidents of the State of TV

Network heads on how to make a breakout show

Screens Daily, Jun. 10, 2017 12:45 PM

Who Trolls the Trolls?

Austin filmmaker claims HBO's Silicon Valley ripped off his film

Screens Daily, Jun. 8, 2017 3:45 PM

DVDanger: RWBY Volume 4

Star Barbara Dunkelman on Rooster Teeth's anime smash

Screens Daily, Jun. 8, 2017 3:30 PM

Permitting Pains

How will the new code affect the way you renovate your house?

News Feature, Jun. 8, 2017

AISD’s Billion Dollar Bond

Plans include investments in 41 items, including five new schools

News Feature, Jun. 8, 2017

Lege Lines: Ignoring the Dawnna Dukes Problem

County Democratic Party Chair Vincent Harding doesn't want to talk about the beleaguered rep

News Feature, Jun. 8, 2017

Lege Lines: Greg Abbott Brings the Lege Back for More Fun

It promises to be a very special session

News Feature, Jun. 8, 2017

ATX TV Fest Quick Picks

Not sure what to do at ATX? We've got you covered.

Screens Feature, Jun. 8, 2017

Trey Edward Shults' It Comes at Night

Texas director purges his demons with latest film

Screens Feature, Jun. 8, 2017

Split Screen and Nineties Indie Film

AFS celebrates John Pierson’s seminal IFC show

Screens Feature, Jun. 8, 2017

Steve Adler Claps Back at Wonder Woman Hater

Austin mayor is your letter-writing superhero

Screens Daily, Jun. 1, 2017 4:50 PM

CapMetro Launches On-Demand Service in East Austin

Rideshare tech meets bus convenience with Pickup app

News Feature, Jun. 1, 2017

Lege Lines: Patrick’s Hostage Play

How the Lt. Gov. held the 85th Lege for ransom

News Feature, Jun. 1, 2017

My Obsession: Scrubs

Finding real-life parallels in the hospital sitcom’s mentor-student relationship

Screens Column, Jun. 1, 2017

DVDanger: Future Shock! The Story of 2000 AD

New documentary on the influential and rule-breaking comic

Screens Daily, May. 30, 2017 1:45 PM

Last Day at the Lege

Sine die arrives as threat of a special session looms

News Daily, May. 29, 2017 9:40 AM

Drafthouse Wonder Woman Screenings Bring Out the Trolls

All-female screenings to expand nationwide

Screens Daily, May. 25, 2017 5:50 PM

Numbers Don't Lie, Film Rebates Work

Which films and TV shows quit Austin over lack of rebates?

Screens Daily, May. 25, 2017 4:15 PM

Uber, Lyft Return to Austin Monday

Gov. Abbott expected to sign rideshare bill

News Daily, May. 25, 2017 11:55 AM

Recount Numbers Stay the Same

Tiffany McMillan wanted a recount proposition vote for new Lakeway police headquarters

News Feature, May. 25, 2017

Lege Lines: Respect Us or Expect Us

The House gets its revenge on Dan Patrick

News Feature, May. 25, 2017

On Consent: AISD Employees See Increased Wages

A 1.5% increase will go to district employees

News Feature, May. 25, 2017

The Austin Film Society Unveils Its New Home for Cinema

Two-screen theatre will showcase the best of new and classic arthouse cinema

Screens Feature, May. 25, 2017

DVDanger: Beyond the Gates

Throwback horror resurrects the VHS board-game phenomenon

Screens Daily, May. 21, 2017 1:00 PM

AISD Bond Forums Scheduled

Two meetings on the docket for the coming week

News Feature, May. 18, 2017

AISD: Refilling the School Board

Candidates jockey to fill Saldaña's seat

News Feature, May. 18, 2017

RTX Gets Twitchy

Rooster Teeth teams with Twitch, Phantogram for convention

Screens Daily, May. 17, 2017 9:00 AM

Forward to the Past With Future '38

Director Jamie Greenberg on his fake period piece

Screens Daily, May. 16, 2017 11:40 PM

Paramount Announces Summer Classic Film Series Lineup

See the whole schedule and get some tickets to escape the heat

Screens Daily, May. 16, 2017 10:00 AM

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