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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.

354 articles in 2016   •   page 1 of 9

Top 10 Horror Films of 2016

Ghosts, ghouls, zombies, and ... turkey basters?

Screens Daily, Dec. 31, 2016 8:00 AM

DVDanger: Horror for the Holidays Part II

New chillers and shockers to get you through the season

Screens Daily, Dec. 30, 2016 8:00 PM

Top 10 Education Stories

Reading, writing, arithmetic ... well, that's three!

News Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Top 10 Election Stories

Vote your conscience

News Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Austin Says Farewell to Carrie Fisher

Goodbyes fit for a princess, senator, general, and writer

Screens Daily, Dec. 28, 2016 11:08 AM

DVDanger: I Am Not a Serial Killer

Director Billy O'Brien on adapting the story of a young monster

Screens Daily, Dec. 23, 2016 2:15 PM

AISD’s Transfer Freeze

Trustees approved the 2017-18 school year list at their Dec. 19 meeting

News Feature, Dec. 22, 2016

Local Podcaster Cleared in Spirit Halloween Store Incident

Round Rock PD rescinds criminal trespass warning against Moisés Chiullán

News Feature, Dec. 22, 2016

Street Sects

End Position

Music Review, Dec. 22, 2016

Blue Starlite Lights Up in Buda

Mini urban drive-in adding overnight camping at new location

Screens Daily, Dec. 20, 2016 1:30 PM

A Very Krampus Christmas

Seasonal scares at the House of Torment

Arts Daily, Dec. 16, 2016 1:20 PM

DVDanger: Horror for the Holidays, Part 1

Vintage re-releases for unseasonal scares

Screens Daily, Dec. 16, 2016 9:00 AM

Election Run-Off Results: Alter to City Council

Alter, Nitsch, and Hassan emerge victorious in Tuesday's run-off

News Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

Dukes Up Between Dawnna and AISD Board?

A longstanding vendetta between Dawnna Dukes and the AISD Board?

News Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

Gremlins Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


Screens Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

UnReal Estate: The Book

by Tim Doyle

Screens Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

RWBY Figures

Screens Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

How La La Land Went From Pipe Dream to Musical Fireworks

Producers on creating a city of stars

Screens Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

DVDanger: If There's a Hell Below

Director Nathan Williams on his post-Snowden thriller

Screens Daily, Dec. 10, 2016 1:30 PM

Mondo Gallery Turns the Channel to Nickelodeon

Plus exclusive first look at Avatar print

Screens Daily, Dec. 8, 2016 9:00 AM

AISD Board Considers Futures for Underused Facilities

The district’s property portfolio has become an increasingly pressing matter

News Feature, Dec. 8, 2016

Tabletop Games for the Holidays

Whether you're a neophyte or a gaming guru, we've got you covered

Screens Feature, Dec. 8, 2016

Other Worlds Austin Review: Be My Cat: A Film for Anne

Bizarre Romanian horror brings insane spark to found footage

Screens Daily, Dec. 7, 2016 4:45 PM

Other Worlds Austin Review: The Axe Murders of Villisca

Austin's Owen Egerton embraces the horror

Screens Daily, Dec. 7, 2016 9:00 AM

Other Worlds Austin Review: Hidden Reserves

Fahrenheit 451 meets Glengarry Glen Ross

Screens Daily, Dec. 4, 2016 2:30 PM

Other Worlds Austin Review: Ghost Rockets

In search of UFOs and meaning

Screens Daily, Dec. 4, 2016 1:45 PM

Short and Sweet With Other Worlds Austin

Three micro-stories at the SF film fest

Screens Daily, Dec. 3, 2016 1:00 PM

AISD: The More Things Change

Welcoming in the new class of AISD board members

News Feature, Dec. 1, 2016

Democratic House of Non-Representation

It's almost like the Democrats could have run any Joe Schmoe out there

News Feature, Dec. 1, 2016

How Returning Lightbulbs Turned Into a Run-In With Police

Chiullán said one officer told him this kind of situation is why Yelp reviews were invented

News Feature, Dec. 1, 2016

Other Worlds Austin Premieres Nathaniel Atcheson’s Domain

Social media meets the apocalypse

Screens Feature, Dec. 1, 2016

DVDanger: Dead Ringers

Re-examining Cronenberg's overlooked masterpiece now on Blu-ray

Screens Daily, Nov. 30, 2016 11:00 AM

Other Worlds and Under Worlds With Bears Fonté

OWA founder adds horror, history, and food to the sci-fi fest

Screens Daily, Nov. 29, 2016 11:55 AM

Other Worlds Austin Adds Owen Egerton's Latest

Plus sci-fi fest's closing night title, and shorts

Screens Daily, Nov. 28, 2016 12:45 PM

Other Worlds Austin Announces Mary Shelley Award Finalists

Shortlist for prize for rising female film talents

Screens Daily, Nov. 23, 2016 2:30 PM

Thanksgiving as a Refugee in America

Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free

News Feature, Nov. 23, 2016

City Looking for Faces of Austin

Film competition could mean SXSW screening

Screens Daily, Nov. 22, 2016 3:45 PM

The Race for House District 46

The pool of potential candidates is filling up for Dawnna Dukes' seat

News Feature, Nov. 17, 2016

Niche Streaming Sites for the Holidays

Give the gift of worlds of entertainment just a click away

Screens Feature, Nov. 17, 2016

Jeff Nichols Enters Texas Film Hall of Fame

Loving director, Hector Galán, and Tye Sheridan honored

Screens Daily, Nov. 15, 2016 11:00 AM

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