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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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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

Adler Pulls Frank Rodriguez Nomination

Aide won’t serve on Charter Review Commission

News Feature, Nov. 2, 2017

Adler Pulls Frank Rodriguez Nomination

Aide won't serve on Charter Review Commission

News Daily, Nov. 1, 2017 3:10 PM

Halloween Is Serious Business

Behind the gates at Scream Hollow and the House of Torment

Arts Daily, Oct. 31, 2017 10:37 AM

Other Worlds Goes Into The Black Hole

Disney cult fave for SF fest, plus final lineup

Screens Daily, Oct. 30, 2017 8:05 PM

DVDanger: Halloween Picks, Part I

Low-budget horrors for the scary season

Screens Daily, Oct. 29, 2017 12:00 PM

My Friend Coffin Joe

Brazilian iconoclast unleashed at Death By Fest

Screens Daily, Oct. 28, 2017 12:15 PM

How to Kill a Sacred Deer

Barry Keoghan on good, evil, and Colin Farrell's beard

Screens Daily, Oct. 27, 2017 12:00 PM

AFF Interview: Here We Are

Director David Bellarosa on Austin as the velvet coffin

Screens Daily, Oct. 27, 2017 8:00 AM


How does one schedule a bond? Very carefully, and with a lot of advance planning.

News Feature, Oct. 26, 2017

Save East Austin Schools PAC vs. Facts

How did something so wrong get into the League of Women Voters’ voting guide?

News Feature, Oct. 26, 2017

Dawnna Dukes’ Charges Dropped

13 felonies gone, two misdemeanors resolved

News Feature, Oct. 26, 2017

Tragedy Girls

Serial killer high-school girls in the social media age

Film Review, Oct. 26, 2017

Death By Festival Brings the Horror and Metal for a Good Cause

13 hours of ghoulish cinematic creations

Screens Feature, Oct. 26, 2017

Don Swaynos on New Short Film "Don't Ever Change"

Austin filmmaker serves up gore and giggles

Screens Feature, Oct. 26, 2017

Rick Cofer Withdraws From Race for Travis County Democratic Chair

Frontrunner's exit clouds what looked like one-horse race

News Daily, Oct. 25, 2017 6:40 PM

Dawnna Dukes' Charges Dropped

13 felonies gone, two misdemeanors resolved

News Daily, Oct. 24, 2017 11:45 AM

AISD Trustee Yasmin Wagner’s Two Bosses

District 7 trustee did Board work on city time, says city auditor

News Feature, Oct. 19, 2017

AFF Brings Walter Hill for The Warriors and Then Some

Writer/director comes out to play

Screens Feature, Oct. 19, 2017

Into the Woods With The Heretics

Canadian horror gets its U.S. premiere tonight

Screens Daily, Oct. 18, 2017 4:00 PM

Laying Down the Lore

Aaron Mahnke takes smash hit folklore podcast to Amazon

Screens Daily, Oct. 15, 2017 3:00 PM

DVDanger: Brawl in Cell Block 99

Vince Vaughn and Udo Kier on being the heavy

Screens Daily, Oct. 15, 2017 2:15 PM

Colina West Still Wants the Baker Center

If you can't get your own way, sue

News Feature, Oct. 12, 2017

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