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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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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

Dawnna Dukes vs. Texas

The state rep.'s trial is set for Oct. 16

News Feature, Jul. 6, 2017

RTX Animation Festival Premieres Powerhouse's Castlevania

Rooster Teeth's Gray G. Haddock on the "new golden age of animation"

Screens Feature, Jul. 6, 2017

Billion-Dollar AISD Bond Goes to Vote in November

Billion-dollar bond will go to vote in November

News Feature, Jun. 29, 2017

Who’s Carrying Water for Greg Abbott?

The governor's got his rogues' gallery of lawmakers

News Feature, Jun. 29, 2017

Grappling with GLOW

Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin on the Netflix wrestling drama

Screens Feature, Jun. 29, 2017

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

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