Issue: October 11, 2012

Get ready for fall movies with SN&R's in-house critics Jonathan Kiefer and Jim Lane in this week's feature. The two screen guys exchange wit and wisdom--some questionable, some not--about upcoming features to look for in your local multiplex this season.

In Frontlines, James Raia finds a good brain to pick about local politics: former Sacramento mayor Anne Rudin. Also in Frontlines, Joaquin Palomino looks at Proposition 34 and our back-and-forth battle with the death penalty in California. All that, plus Cosmo Garvin's Bites at Sac City Council candidate Allen Warren--and SN&R's editorial board--while Nick Miller goes Midtown&Down all over the proposed cheesy new name for the Downtown Mall.

In Arts&Culture, KOLT Run Creations is diving into the deep end, local theater-wise, with a site-specific production in--of all things--the swimming pool in the basement of the Elks Tower. Kel Munger explains. Also: reviews of Next to Normal at New Helvetia Theatre and The Price at the B Street Theatre (and don't forget to check out online extras); plus special Sammies coverage; and our monthly d'ART arts coverage for Second Saturday.

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