Johnny Depp gives voice to an animated, terrarium-raised lizard who changes his stripes and becomes sheriff of a ramshackle desert town. Directed by Gore Verbinski, Rango is a kid flick that's chock-full of delights for movie nuts.
By Bob Mondello/ NPR
Director: Gore Verbinski
Genre: Animated action
Running Time: 107 minutes
Rated PG for rude humor, language, action and smoking
With: Johnny Depp, Abigail Breslin, Isla Fisher, Alfred Molina
KANSAS CITY, MO. – Two teenage men have been arrested and charged in the Monday murder of Northeast Kansas City community activist Yuri Ives. Charges say he was robbed, shot and stabbed to death.
Inattention to detail appears to have tripped up the alleged killers.
Witnesses told police they heard two loud bangs Monday night in the 500 block of Gladstone Boulevard where Ives lived. Only ten minutes earlier a neighbor said Ives had phoned to say he needed to give a car ride to someone.
The Senate Federal and State Affairs committee has recommended rejecting Governor Sam Brownback's plan to eliminate the Kansas Arts Commission. Brownback has signed an executive order to replace the Arts Commission with a private, non-profit group.
By Stephen Koranda, KPR
Topeka, KS – Governor Brownback says his plan will save the state around 600 thousand dollars during a tough budget crunch. KPR's Stephen Koranda has more.
KANSAS CITY, MO. – About 40 friends of a murdered community activist joined Kansas City's mayor this afternoon to decry the death of Yuri Ives. He was killed at his home Monday.
Neighbors have been trying to clean up the Old Northeast side as well as its image. They gathered not far from the house where Ives was found murdered.
Mayor Mark Funkhouser was there, calling for policing parity-- "we ought not tolerate on Independence Avenue what we will not tolerate in the Power and Light District." Hizzoner the Mayor said he was talking about street crime and disorder.
Author Deb Olin Unferth's work has been featured in Harper's Magazine, McSweeney's, and The Believer. She's also the author of a collection of stories called "Minor Robberies" and the novel, "Vacation." Her new memoir is called "Revolution: The Year I Fell in Love and Went to Join the War."