• Crisis, Conflict, Resolution

    Public-Interest Journalism Key to Saving a Diverse and Vibrant City

    By James Preston Allen, Publisher In every crucible where there are actors with competing interests, there is conflict. Without conflict there can be no resolution, let alone an end to a crisis. Random Lengths has played critical and important

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  • An Irregular, Not Quite Random, Retrospective

    By Paul Rosenberg, Senior Editor, and Erik Kongshaug, Former Editor Thirty-five years is an eternity in the news business. When Random Lengths was launched, during Jimmy Carter’s presidency, there was no cable news, no Internet and no text messagi

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  • The Epic: A Homecoming Show

    By Melina Paris,  Music Columnist The show started one hour late. Maybe it was jet lag from a just-concluded world tour or that he was on crutches. Yet, the moment saxophonist Kamasi Washington and his 29-piece band hit the stage, the audience’s frustration vanished. The Dec. 10 party, at Club Nokia, was on. I’m reluc

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