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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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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

No Escape From Island Zero

Rizzolli & Isles creator on her creature feature

Screens Daily, Sep. 20, 2017 10:39 AM

Texas Will Use Racial Maps in 2018 Elections

SCOTUS ruling puts stay on gerrymandered cases

News Feature, Sep. 14, 2017

Amazon in Austin?

Online retail giant has rumored interest in Austin for second HQ

News Feature, Sep. 14, 2017

Vive la France! (and Its Cinema)

Ciné-Club brings Gallic gems to Austin

Screens Feature, Sep. 14, 2017

Cruz Likey the Porn

Ted, just admit it: TX Senator in hardcore Twitter blunder

News Daily, Sep. 13, 2017 4:56 PM

Drafthouse in Hot Water Again Over Association With Devin Faraci

Update: Faraci resigns, company to begin employee outreach

Screens Daily, Sep. 13, 2017 2:15 PM

DVDanger: Buster's Mal Heart

Rami Malek's newest and strangest, plus more home releases

Screens Daily, Sep. 12, 2017 8:00 AM

Horror Fans for Harvey Relief

First Death By Festival becomes hurricane fundraiser

Screens Daily, Sep. 9, 2017 2:00 PM

Walter Hill, Keenen Ivory Wayans for AFF

Writer-centric film festival awarding boundary-busting pioneers

Screens Daily, Sep. 7, 2017 1:45 PM

Saving Austin's Schools

Nobody gets everything they want, but AISD’s bond may give everybody something they really need

News Feature, Sep. 7, 2017

EPA vs. the AP

Environmental Protection Agency smears journalist after criticism of Harvey inspections

News Feature, Sep. 7, 2017

Taxing Times for Film and Music

Council looks to raid the budget intended to bring creative jobs to Austin

News Feature, Sep. 7, 2017

AISD’s Teacher Retention Troubles Continue

Numbers down for third year in a row

News Feature, Sep. 7, 2017

WrestleCircus Leads the Pack of Impressive Promotions in Town

Sports Feature, Sep. 7, 2017

Fantastic Fest Fills the Card

Massive list includes closing night film

Screens Daily, Sep. 5, 2017 11:00 AM

Voter IDon’t

The GOP’s bad week for gerrymandering and voter rights

News Feature, Aug. 31, 2017

Leslie Pool’s Tweet (During the) Storm

Council member pushes CodeNEXT agenda at an inopportune time

News Feature, Aug. 31, 2017

New Laws From the Lege Set to Go Into Effect

Get to know Texas’ new rules

News Feature, Aug. 31, 2017

UT Alum Laura Dunn and Her New Doc on Wendell Berry

After Green and The Unforeseen, it’s time to Look & See

Screens Feature, Aug. 31, 2017

A Twofer of Slashers That Are a Cut Above

A horror classic and a hidden gem highlight this week

Screens Feature, Aug. 31, 2017

Ta-Nehisi Coates for SXSW 2018

Plus Teen Vogue, The Daily Show, and Charlie Rose

SXSW Daily, Aug. 30, 2017 10:00 AM

Tobe Hooper, R.I.P.

Remembering The Texas Chain Saw Massacre director

Screens Daily, Aug. 28, 2017 12:02 PM

Texas' Big, Bad Week for Voter Suppression and Gerrymandering

Within two days, courts reject second election map, voter ID bill

News Daily, Aug. 25, 2017 1:05 PM

Tim Mahoney for Comptroller. Tim Mahoney for Trump?

Attorney, organizer enters statewide race

News Feature, Aug. 24, 2017

Alex Jones’ Caffeinated Conspiracies

The nutcase makes an acquaintance with “Seattle’s finest”

News Feature, Aug. 24, 2017

Lege Lines: Sine Done

The dregs from last month's special session

News Feature, Aug. 24, 2017

Ten Sentences About Austin You Should Only Ever Say Under Your Breath

You can think it … just don't say it

Chronolog Daily, Aug. 23, 2017 11:59 PM

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

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