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Richard Whittaker


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.

446 articles in 2012   •   page 1 of 12

Southern Exposure

The changing face of the venerable South Lamar Plaza

News Feature, Dec. 28, 2012

Mr. Woods Goes to Washington

UT grad student John Woods has a few ideas about reasonable gun control

News Feature, Dec. 28, 2012

En Garde and Armed With Latex and Brushes

Three Austin special effects makeup artists compete on SyFy's 'Face Off'

Screens Feature, Dec. 28, 2012

Making Bedfellows of Metal and Bloody Movie Mayhem

Phil Anselmo and Corey Mitchell unleash the Housecore Horror Film Festival in 2013

Screens Feature, Dec. 28, 2012

The Texas School Solution: More Guns, Less Money

Post-Sandy Hook bill would put teachers in firing line

News Daily, Dec. 26, 2012 4:01 PM

Drafthouse Helping After the Fire

'Elf' fundraiser and unrepeatable silent auction Sunday night

Screens Daily, Dec. 23, 2012 5:43 PM

Bill of the Week: Christmas Edition

Bohac wants some, er, Winter cheer in schools

News Daily, Dec. 23, 2012 11:50 AM

NRA: Don't Blame Guns, Blame Kung Lao

Gun boosters break Sandy Hook silence and attack movies

News Daily, Dec. 21, 2012 2:18 PM

AISD: IDEA Down, Travis Heights Up

AISD board cancels IDEA at Allan, but IDEA promises to stay in town

News Feature, Dec. 20, 2012

DVD Watch: When Horror Came to Shochiku

Criterion box set restores a lost corner of J-horror

Screens Daily, Dec. 18, 2012 4:10 PM

AISD Cancels IDEA Contract

Trustees split 5-4 but Allan heads back to community

News Daily, Dec. 18, 2012 8:40 AM

AISD to Consider Charters and Communities Tonight

Agenda a complex dance between trustees, neighborhoods and employees

News Daily, Dec. 17, 2012 12:01 AM

House Speaker Fight Changes Card

Far right changes challenger to Straus to lead Texas House

News Daily, Dec. 13, 2012 1:55 PM

Budget: Manufacturing a Bogeyman

News Feature, Dec. 13, 2012

Community-Backed Charter in Travis Heights Goes to the Board

As AISD considers dumping one charter, a new one is floated

News Feature, Dec. 13, 2012

Texas Rollergirls: End of an Era, Beginning of a New One

Retirees and all-stars alters local Roller Derby league forever

Sports Daily, Dec. 12, 2012 4:19 PM

'Miami Connection' Connects After 25 Years

Grandmaster Y.K. Kim reels as his 1987 flop becomes a 2012 cult

Screens Daily, Dec. 12, 2012 8:00 AM

Happy Hobbit Trails

Rooster Teeth pair take 'A Simple Walk Into Mordor'

Screens Daily, Dec. 10, 2012 1:05 PM

Making 'Bad Kids' Even Badder

Local-shot horror makes jump from comic to indie screens

Screens Daily, Dec. 8, 2012 10:00 AM

Jared Garrison: 'Very Sorry' for Grief Caused With ASME Shirt

Designer apologizes to friends and family of Esme Barrera

News Daily, Dec. 7, 2012 9:43 AM

Austin ISD: The IDEA Debate in Full

Four hours to spare? Monday's board meeting for your viewing pleasure

News Daily, Dec. 6, 2012 3:30 PM

Will Texas Do Better?

Education: A fine mess

News Feature, Dec. 6, 2012

State & City Redevelopment? Hold That Thought ...

The TFC wants to redevelop state land in Austin – Austin's not so sure

News Feature, Dec. 6, 2012

An IDEA Whose Time Has Passed?

The AISD board contemplates terminating its contract with IDEA Public Schools

News Feature, Dec. 6, 2012

SXSW 2013 Round Two: More Bands Announced

Big year for Bogota bands with a heavy playlist from Colombia

Music Daily, Dec. 5, 2012 2:35 PM

DVD Watch: 'V/H/S'

Found footage anthology from the mumblecore crowd and friends

Screens Daily, Dec. 4, 2012 12:47 PM

Michael Madsen, Last of the Warrior Poets

Mr. Blonde on poetry, hats, and 'Reservoir Dogs'

Screens Daily, Dec. 3, 2012 2:29 PM

Progress Texas Plans to Expose You to the Koch Brothers

New doc on the secretive billionaires screens tonight

News Daily, Dec. 2, 2012 11:59 PM

ATX Television Festival Gets 'My So-Called Life' for 2013

2013 lineup includes 'Party of Five' and 'Boy Meets World' reunions

Screens Daily, Nov. 30, 2012 6:00 PM

TEA Delays 'End of Course' Requirement Another Year

15% rule punted for another year

News Daily, Nov. 30, 2012 3:12 PM

We Buy Your Kids Come From Down Under

Exclusive peek from Australian art duo before Mondo show

Screens Daily, Nov. 29, 2012 2:09 PM

ASME vs. Esme

UT student engineering organization withdraws logo based on Barrera memorial design

News Feature, Nov. 29, 2012

Fantastic Fest Proves 'All My Friends Are Vampires'

New PBS doc explores Austin's geekiest film fest

Screens Daily, Nov. 28, 2012 4:00 PM

Kickstarter Appeal: Weinberg Wants 'Panophobia'

Local film critic/writer looking for fiction funding

Books Daily, Nov. 26, 2012 1:00 PM

Farewell For Now to The Highball

A personal look back at the sweetest gin joint on South Lamar

Screens Daily, Nov. 21, 2012 4:03 PM

Fans Declare F1 a Success

Some Downtown venues profited more than others

News Feature, Nov. 21, 2012

Austin ISD: New Board, New President

Vince Torres to lead trustees as new era begins

News Daily, Nov. 20, 2012 6:45 PM

United States Grand Prix Roars Off Into the Sunset

Two and a half year road lead to successful event

News Daily, Nov. 19, 2012 9:51 AM

Trackside at F1

Big crowds and small lines for day one of the US Grand Prix

Sports Daily, Nov. 17, 2012 3:20 PM

The Sound of F1 Is the Sound of Michael Fassbender

'Shame' and 'Prometheus' star to narrate F1 doc '1'

Screens Daily, Nov. 15, 2012 2:40 PM

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