Issue: March 01, 2012

This week, our feature reports on the assorted Occupy the Capitol protests that are planned throughout California this coming week, complete with mock funerals for public education, a 99-mile protest march from the UC Berkeley to UC Davis to Sacramento, and even a proposed “occupation” under the rotunda dome. Protesters say it all marks a new era of collaboration between college students and labor-union members – all of them headed for the Capitol on March 5.

In Frontlines, Cosmo Garvin chimes on the latest Sacramento Kings arena news as citizens weigh out the city-Maloof deal and city council waits for an official term sheet. Also this week: high-speed rail gets a reboot and the head of the Department of Fish & Game needs to resign.

In Arts&Culture, local graphic novelist Aaron Nelson drew on Joseph Conrad’s 1903 novella Heart of Darkness for his theme in Marlow, released this week and illustrated in bold, punchy frames by Dario Carrasco—an example of which graces SN&R’s cover. Who is Nelson and how did he come up with this novel and its loyal band of allies and soul-dead zombies? Also this week: Greg Lucas bails out suburban Greek eats, Knock Knock drops a new album on Jackson Griffith, Nick Miller talk about Death Grips signing to Epic Records, and Patti Roberts says Resurrection Theatre’s 90-minute Romeo & Juliet is just punk enough.

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