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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.

457 articles in 2014   •   page 1 of 12

New Year's Eve: Worst Snow Day Ever

City cancels celebration after learning New Year's is in winter

News Daily, Dec. 31, 2014 4:27 PM

Top 10 State Stories

The 10 stories that defined politics in Texas in 2014

News Feature, Dec. 31, 2014

Top 10 Education Stories

The year in local education

News Feature, Dec. 31, 2014

One in a Crowd: The Honor Farm

Austin documentary expert Karen Skloss takes us back to school

Screens Daily, Dec. 29, 2014 2:33 PM

One in a Crowd: For Forgetful Gift Givers

Miss someone on your gift list? Play Santa and back local film.

Screens Daily, Dec. 25, 2014 9:00 AM

It's Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Christmas

Jingle Bell Rocks! spins under the musical mistletoe

Screens Daily, Dec. 24, 2014 9:00 AM

Alamo Drafthouse Gets OK to Screen The Interview

Remember when Kim Jong-un threatened to nuke Austin? He'll be mad now.

Screens Daily, Dec. 23, 2014 1:02 PM

Dressed to Thrill

Cosplay at Ikkicon is where the action's at for Lorelei Hutchings and Joseph Ginnings

Screens Feature, Dec. 23, 2014

Texas, Gateway to Havana?

Before Perry opposed Cuban thaw, his ag commissioner called for it

News Daily, Dec. 21, 2014 1:09 PM

DVDanger: Drawn to the Screen

Some animated selections from beyond the House of Mouse

Screens Daily, Dec. 20, 2014 9:00 AM

Low Turnout for AISD and ACC

News Feature, Dec. 18, 2014

Big Ideas Behind Tiny Town

High school students use STEM skills to create a miniature wonderland at Zilker

News Feature, Dec. 18, 2014

Music DVDs

Live at the Rainbow '74

Music Feature, Dec. 18, 2014

Better Together

Rooster Teeth pops into Toy Joy

Screens Feature, Dec. 18, 2014

DVDanger: Horror in 150 Words or Less

Putting a stake through some recent terror releases

Screens Daily, Dec. 17, 2014 12:15 PM

Film Flam

Malick's latest goes to Berlin, fests beckon other locals

Screens Daily, Dec. 15, 2014 4:00 PM

Gazing Back at Other Worlds Austin

Time Lapse dominates Cthulhie awards, plus festival highlights

Screens Daily, Dec. 13, 2014 9:00 AM

One in a Crowd: Master Class

Tax-deductible way to back new local web comedy

Screens Daily, Dec. 12, 2014 2:05 PM

AISD on Cruz Control

AISD gets closer to finding a new superintendent

News Feature, Dec. 11, 2014

Cruz Sole Finalist for AISD Superintendent

Update: Initial responses to exit of external candidates

News Daily, Dec. 10, 2014 2:23 PM

Voting Turnout Bad, But How Bad?

Finding precedents for an unprecedented election

News Daily, Dec. 10, 2014 12:00 PM

Cruz Officially in for AISD Chief Race

Interim superintendent now eligible to become permanent CEO

News Daily, Dec. 9, 2014 2:17 PM

DVDanger: I Am Santa Claus

Director Tommy Avallone finds the men behind the beard

Screens Daily, Dec. 6, 2014 8:00 AM

One in a Crowd: APT 3D

Back an Austin world premiere, plus a Mustang Island update

Screens Daily, Dec. 5, 2014 9:00 AM

AISD: One for the Money

News Feature, Dec. 4, 2014

ACC: Low Turnout, High Stakes

News Feature, Dec. 4, 2014

Science-Fiction Cinema

Other Worlds Austin film festival debuts; interviews with the directors of Apt 3D and The Well featured

Screens Feature, Dec. 4, 2014


Screens Feature, Dec. 4, 2014

The Well

Screens Feature, Dec. 4, 2014

Cruz in Contention for AISD Superintendency

Interim district chief now officially in the mix

News Daily, Dec. 3, 2014 12:25 PM

DVDanger: Joe Swanberg Wishes You a Happy Christmas

On fatherhood, impostor syndrome, and staying unpredictable

Screens Daily, Nov. 28, 2014 9:01 AM

Re-Forming AI$D

What's behind the national involvment in local school board races?

News Feature, Nov. 26, 2014

DVDanger: Nick Damici Sees Late Phases

Werewolves, contact lenses, and the Hap and Leonard series

Screens Daily, Nov. 23, 2014 5:06 PM

One in a Crowd: Leslie

New doc seeks funding, plus updates on more local crowdsourcing

Screens Daily, Nov. 21, 2014 3:15 PM

Texas Responds to Obama's Immigration Order

Dems applaud, while GOP bemoans death of the Republic

News Daily, Nov. 20, 2014 7:00 PM

The Lege Stirs Into Action

And the member shuffle continues

News Feature, Nov. 20, 2014

Ted Versus Technology

Cruz visits Capital Factory and plays prop comic

News Daily, Nov. 19, 2014 9:00 AM

Hollywood, Motherhood, and a Dash of Glamour

Two burlesque shows, two very different concepts

Arts Daily, Nov. 15, 2014 12:00 PM

DVDanger: Stuart Gordon Plays with Dolls

Horror pioneer talks Disney, fairy tales, and tiny terrors

Screens Daily, Nov. 15, 2014 8:00 AM

One in a Crowd: Crazy Carl and His Man-Boobs

Giving a film away costs money

Screens Daily, Nov. 14, 2014 11:33 AM

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