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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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Holiday Viewing: Doctor Who at Christmas

Which are the best (and worst) of the BBC classic's Xmas specials?

Screens Daily, Dec. 11, 2017 12:01 AM

Other Worlds Austin Review: Defective

Canadian dystopia keeps you on your toes

Screens Daily, Dec. 9, 2017 8:00 PM

Holiday Viewing: Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

Some Santas belong on the naughty list

Screens Daily, Dec. 9, 2017 12:01 AM

Alita: Battle Angel Trailer Arrives

First look at latest Robert Rodriguez film

Screens Daily, Dec. 8, 2017 4:25 PM

Into The Black Hole at Other Worlds Austin

Director Gary Nelson on Disney's sci-fi epic, returning this weekend

Screens Daily, Dec. 7, 2017 8:01 AM

Holiday Gift Guide: Gaming

Make sure the gamer on your list has something to open

Screens Feature, Dec. 7, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide: Film Fan

From up on the screen to under the tree

Screens Feature, Dec. 7, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide: Pop-Culture Collectors

Alternative gifts for the Game of Thrones and Stranger Things fan in your life

Screens Feature, Dec. 7, 2017

Reach for the Skyline

Other Worlds Austin Film Festival goes above and Beyond

Screens Feature, Dec. 7, 2017

Holiday Viewing: Krampus

How to avoid being dragged away on Krampusnacht

Screens Daily, Dec. 7, 2017 12:01 AM

Opening Night at Guzu Gallery

Artists talk about their work for new horror-themed show

Screens Daily, Dec. 6, 2017 8:00 AM

Holiday Viewing: The Dead

The shadow of Christmas past hangs long over Huston's classic

Screens Daily, Dec. 4, 2017 12:01 AM

Holiday Viewing: Black Christmas

The giving season can be murder in the original slasher

Screens Daily, Dec. 2, 2017 12:01 AM

Austin Heads to Sundance

Zellners' latest and Blaze Foley film booked for Utah fest

Screens Daily, Dec. 1, 2017 9:00 AM

Fantastic Fest Announces New Board

Familiar faces make up directors for troubled festival

Screens Daily, Dec. 1, 2017 8:35 AM

AISD’s Big Move

It's musical chairs for the school district

News Feature, Nov. 30, 2017

Time for a New Republic (Studios)

John Robison is building a creative campus out in Bastrop

News Feature, Nov. 30, 2017

Blade of the Immortal

More blood-splattered samurai action from the Japanese master

Film Review, Nov. 30, 2017

Psychopaths

More murder and mayhem from Mickey Keating

Film Review, Nov. 30, 2017

Can New Republic Studios Be a Game Changer for Austin?

Massive makeover could make Austin the new Atlanta for film

Screens Daily, Nov. 21, 2017 1:15 PM

Dem Donor Steve Mostyn Dead

Mostyn, a Houston attorney, was 46

News Feature, Nov. 21, 2017

Rooster Teeth Beams Out Lazer Team 2

Sci-fi comedy sequel lands on YouTube Red

Screens Feature, Nov. 21, 2017

Drawn to Batman at Wizard World

Kevin Conroy and Loren Lester on voicing the dynamic duo

Screens Daily, Nov. 17, 2017 8:00 AM

Election Time Again

State candidates for March 2018 primaries officially enter race

News Feature, Nov. 16, 2017

Travis County Dem Chair Shuffle

Who wants to run the Democratic Party here in Austin?

News Feature, Nov. 16, 2017

AISD Targets Confederate Names

Superintendent Paul Cruz wants new names in place by March

News Feature, Nov. 16, 2017

My Friend Dahmer

A look at the adolescent life of the infamous serial killer

Film Review, Nov. 16, 2017

Martin McDonagh on Directing Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

The film, starring Frances McDormand, could hardly be more timely or controversial

Screens Feature, Nov. 16, 2017

Comics Writer Donny Cates Casts Spells on Doctor Strange

Marvel's Sorcerer Supreme and big bad Thanos get a local scribe

Arts Feature, Nov. 16, 2017

DVDanger: The Poughkeepsie Tapes

Missing found-footage finally escapes, plus Bautista in Bushwick

Screens Daily, Nov. 14, 2017 10:00 AM

Rooster Teeth Wants to Give a Million to Charity

24-hour streaming show to raise money for Dell Children's Hospital

Screens Daily, Nov. 11, 2017 7:00 AM

Choose Kind With Wonder

New film about giving launches Austin volunteering day

Screens Daily, Nov. 10, 2017 1:40 PM

Hey, SXSW, How You Doin'?

Tech pioneers, music innovators, and a daytime fave added

SXSW Daily, Nov. 9, 2017 10:00 AM

Election Results: Meat and Potatoes

Travis County, Austin ISD come up big on bond projects

News Feature, Nov. 9, 2017

Dawnna Dukes’ Conspiracy

State representative gets wild with Texas Tribune

News Feature, Nov. 9, 2017

Richard Linklater on His New Film Last Flag Flying

Cranston, Carell, and Fishburne star in the director’s most mature film to date

Screens Feature, Nov. 9, 2017

London Mayor Sadiq Khan for SXSW

Trailblazing politician to deliver keynote speech

SXSW Daily, Nov. 8, 2017 6:00 AM

Election Results: How Did the Bonds Do?

Update: AISD, Travis County bonds break 70% support

News Daily, Nov. 7, 2017 6:30 PM

Rob Reiner Goes All the Way With LBJ

Tackling the contradictions of the unexpected presidency

Screens Daily, Nov. 3, 2017 8:00 AM

Austin Film Festival Review: Ruin Me

Less meta, more manic in this scary sleepover

Screens Daily, Nov. 2, 2017 4:15 PM

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